When one plays life that way, one in a way awakes creative vital energies in oneself that otherwise are not available.
Jakes says he believes in the axiom that the act of forgiveness is not really a gift to others as much as it is a gift to oneself.
How many details are needed, after all, before one can say to oneself, “This is what I have lost?”
1540s, one's self. Hyphenated 18c.; written as one word from c.1827, on model of himself, itself, etc.