This is the Super Official MasterSelf MasterPlan™ for 10,000 Years of Good Fortune and Much Success- or, more simply, the plan to Save the World.
MasterSelf began as simply a self-improvement blog with very little in the way of planning or direction. This became a fairly evident issue when we realized that no one on the rapidly changing team was able to accurately articulate the purpose of the site beyond the vague themes of self-education and self-improvement. As a result, it becomes necessary for me to lay out the whole shabang- what MasterSelf should be, what it is meant to become, and most importantly, why. Without further ado, let’s get down to it.
Our core ethos is this: “Save the World- Master your Self.” First and foremost, we are here to save the world, but unlike every totalitarian ideology, rights violating government, and failed cult (or successful religion, for that matter,) we will do so not by telling others what to do. Instead, we will achieve this through our own personal journey towards mastery of the Self. Self, here, is capitalized because this is not the self of self-denial, self-loathing, or self-abnegation that so many ideologues have derided throughout time. No, this Self is the sacred heart of being, the greater Self that each of us must strive individually towards. It is the yet-unrealized greater Self that demands of us only our highest virtues and the strength to give of the best within us.
This is the foundation on which we build our platform- the blog, and from the blog, a community. By creating an educational resource from our own experiences, we can provide those who need guidance and direction the tools that they need to begin the journey. However, it is imperative to understand that we can not ask anyone to take this on themselves- they must take the first step alone. What this means is that no matter how much someone seems like a good fit for the team, we only take people who show the initiative and come of their own volition. While we may help others to the best of our ability, the Self can only be met alone.
With this in mind, it is essential to understand that what we produce from our platform must be philosophically and ethically consistent with certain core principles. MasterSelf is based on this fundamental axiom- existence exists. Reality is real, and reality is comprehensible. Thus, we strive to conquer chaos and create order through logic, reason, and knowledge of Self. By understanding the interconnected nature of the Self and the World, we become capable of improving the greater whole by effecting change on the individual level. As above, so below.
We begin with the blog, build a community of motivated individuals, and develop a method and the resources for the self-directed education and improvement of these individuals. In doing so, we create an unstoppable force for good in the world that does not require force or indoctrination to act and influence others. With a foundation in a sound philosophy based on the importance of the sacred Self of the individual, we will save the world- by mastering the Self.