Undo Yourself

lifeAny story of becoming is at the same time a story of unbecoming.

Reality makes and unmakes itself in a seamless metamorphosis of ceasing and arising.

Reality does and undoes itself from a moment to a moment to a moment, ad infinitum.

Becoming and unbecoming are not two.

Becoming and unbecoming are the same process of cosmic self-renewal.

But we tend to lose sight of that: while we yearn for change, while we yearn to become what we want to become, we often fear ceasing to be what we have become, what we already are.

Recognize: any story of unbecoming is at the same time a story of becoming.

Renew yourself with each conscious choice.

Unmake yourself to remake yourself.

Undo yourself to redo yourself!

related: Present Perfect & Lotus Effect

Undo Yourself

Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice and the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. Several of his books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Somov has conducted numerous workshops on mindfulness-related topics and appeared on a number of radio programs. Somov's book website is and his practice website is

Marla Somova, Ph.D. is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. She is the co-author of "Smoke Free Smoke Break" (2011).

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Somov, P. (2015). Undo Yourself. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 20, 2020, from


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