About Dr. Marc Gafni

Evolutionary Unique Self – A Puzzle Piece that Evolves the Whole Puzzle

The Fourth Experience of Self: Evolutionary Unique Self by Marc GafniA puzzle piece, which fits into and evolves the whole puzzle.The experience of Evolutionary Unique Self locates the verb of your Unique Self within a larger narrative. The experience of Unique Self is that of a puzzle piece connected to the two, three, or four pieces that surround it. The interior experience of Evolutionary Unique Self is that it is connected to and evolves the entire expanse of the puzzle.As you … [Read more...]

Unique Self – A Puzzle Piece Held In the Larger Puzzle

The Third Experience of Self: Unique Self by Marc GafniA puzzle piece, which fits perfectly into, and is held by, the larger puzzle.The third experience of self, Unique Self, is your unique expression of True Self. It is both your unique perspective and your unique intimacy. As Unique Self you realize, while the universe is seamless, it does have features. You are a unique feature of the universe. You have a distinctive personal quality. If your name were Liza, your distinctive personal … [Read more...]

True Self – One Puzzle With No Puzzle Pieces

The Second Experience of Self: True Self by Marc GafniOne puzzle with no puzzle pieces. The second experience of self is that of True Self, or what the Buddhists often refer to as No Self. True Self is the experience of being indivisible from the seamless fabric of the universe. True Self heals the alienation of the separate self as you locate your true identity as indivisible from the largest possible context: All That Is. In this experience you’re not a puzzle piece, you are the whole of … [Read more...]

Separate Self – A Puzzle Piece With No Puzzle

The First Experience of Self: Separate Self by Marc GafniA puzzle piece with no puzzle.The first experience of self is commonly known as separate self, ego self, or small self. This is the experience of being a skin-encapsulated ego, separate from other, separate from Source, separate from the larger context. Separate self suggests the experience of being a puzzle piece when there is no larger puzzle.The puzzle piece feels its unique contours and yearns to connect. Yet many … [Read more...]

Marc Gafni on Evolutionary We Space

Continued from Marc Gafni in Part 8This awakening characterizes the sixth big bang which we discussed in chapter X and marks the formation of Evolutionary We Space, which is the emergence of a higher global wisdom in which each individual has irreducible rights and dignity and at the same time contributes to a larger collective intelligence.Not only is it possible to awaken, but awakening is the natural and necessary evolutionary expression of this moment. The human being awakening as an … [Read more...]

Marc Gafni on the Unique Self Symphony (Part 8)

Continued from part 7. Unique Self-Symphony by Marc Gafni “A symphony orchestra conductor who consults with business did the following at a consulting engagement with one of the largest management consulting firms in the world: As the 1,000 senior level managers filed in to the large room, they noticed that, interspersed among their seats were seats set aside for the various sections of a symphony orchestra. The conductor, stereotypical conductor-hair and all, strides into it all and proceeds … [Read more...]

Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony (Part 7)

Continued from part 6. Evolutionary Intimacy As we have said before, the cosmos produced only one you, as a result of an unimaginable string of synchronicities. It took 13.7 billion years to manifest your irreducible uniqueness at every level of your physical, spiritual, and emotional being. All that’s needed is your Unique Self. You are a unique expression of the love intelligence. Reality needs your unique service. That means, very simply, that a love that can only come from you is needed in … [Read more...]

Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony (Part 6)

Continued from part 5. The Second Shock We now come to our postmodern age. Since the early farmer we have evolved through at least six major structure stages of cultural consciousness. We have entered deeply into the postindustrial, informational age, and death confronts us once again. Just as we are intuiting the first, faint glimmerings of being able to defeat personal death, a far more devastating world death looms on the horizon: the second shock of existence. The second shock of existence … [Read more...]

Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony (Part 5)

Continued from part 4. Global Paralysis Instead, for the most part we close our hearts. We feel the pain. It hurts too much. We do not know how to heal the pain. The gap between the ability to feel and the ability to heal is too great. In closing our hearts we wind up doing nothing. We cannot find our way. The result is what might be accurately named a global action paralysis. The result of this paralysis is a narrative in which it is somehow okay that there are tens of millions of starving … [Read more...]

Evolutionary Unique Self, Outrageous Love & the Unique Self Symphony (Part 4)

Continued from part 3. The Law of Evolutionary Intimacy Reclaiming Intimacy Our era can most aptly be described with the opening lines of Charles Dickens 1859 masterpiece, A Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” We live in a world of outrageous love. We live in a world of outrageous pain.More people live in conditions of unprecedented dignity, choice and possibility than at any other time in history. The leading edge of thought recognizes, as we point t … [Read more...]


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