There is a common theme when Masters describe the truth. I was recently reminded of this with the death of David Bowie.  He made famous a variety of persona’s which he would immerse himself in and then abandon as quickly as releasing a new album!  He definitely had innovation down.  Only a Master could transform himself into so many characters and still entertain so well. Here is the quote that is attributed to him: “The truth is of course is that there is no journey. We are arriving and departing all at the same time.” ~ David Bowie Here’s a more recent pop icon: It’s difficult to believe in yourself because the idea of self is an artificial construction. You are, in fact, part of the glorious oneness of the universe. Everything beautiful in the world is within you.
Russell Brand
All bad qualities centre round the ego. When the ego is gone, Realisation results by itself. There are neither good nor bad qualities in the Self. The Self is free from all qualities. Qualities pertain to the mind only.
Ramana Maharshi
  The foolish man conceives the idea of ‘self.’ The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of ‘self;’ thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
Our brains have been designed to blur the line between self and other. It is an ancient neural circuitry that marks every mammal, from mouse to elephant.
Frans de Waal
Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.
Francis of Assisi

The path of Mastery is narrow.  Many will not follow it and many will not recognize or be able to describe the destination.
Freedom breeds inequality
~William F. Buckley Jr.~