- Your everyday waking self. Your conscious mind. That which you know as yourself - or at least think you know. Awareness that operates in physical reality. A perspective that only ever sees events in the past, lost from the awareness this is so and the ramifications of that truth. A self who is part of a larger and more complex self. A self who is cut off from seeing or knowing certain truths about themselves and reality. A self who interprets time in terms of opposites or separateness. Us and them. You or me. Beginning and end. Life and death. Two-pole thought and two-pole reality.