Definition of self-transcendence
: the act of transcending oneself or the capacity to transcend oneself "If you're going to be a leader, you're going to have to have a very loose relationship with this thing you call 'I' or 'me,'" he shouted. "Maybe … life is not about the self but about self-transcendence!" — The New York Times … self-transcendence means that the individual's own needs are put aside to some degree in favor of service to others.— Jeremy Herschler And awe itself can lead to what David Yaden, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Positive Psychology Centre, describes as self-transcendence—the experience of shedding one's sense of self to feel part of something larger.— Leigh Ann Henion
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