a person's spiritual self, as the focus of many meditation techniques, as opposed to the physical body
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How to use higher self in a sentence
Only at moments was he aware of this—a kind of higher self, detached from shifting moods, looked on calmly and took note.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
Restored to his higher self, he breathed a prayer for guidance and for her, and was as eager now as he had before been cold.The Long Night | Stanley Weyman
Through them many were induced to strive for a higher self-culture.Essays | Ralph Waldo Emerson
The "higher self" or Spirit is as unable to assimilate such feelings as water to get mixed with oil or unclean liquid tallow.
The higher self was dominant once more, and the features was as still as a statue's.Casa Braccio, Volumes 1 and 2 (of 2) | F. Marion Crawford