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Who am I again?

It is the eternal question of identity. Who is it that I really am?

If I can see something or experience it then that which I see, experience or use cannot be ‘me’ as I am the one that is seeing’, ‘experiencing’ or ‘using’.

As I look deeper at my subtle self, my thoughts, my feelings and even my intellect, I begin to realise that maybe I am not even these subtle aspects of what I call ‘I’.

Yes, I have a mind, but I can step back and look at what is going on in my mind. So the mind cannot be ‘I’ as ‘I’ am the one that is looking at the mind.
I have feelings and I can experience these feelings – so I am the one experiencing and not the feelings themselves.
I use my intellect to discern, judge and decide – I use this factuality actively to perform an operation. So the intellect cannot be ‘me’.
So who is it that I am? it needs stillness, silence and patience with the self to understand. It requires the exclusion of everything else to experience this ultimate truth.

I am awareness…..I am pure consciousness.

 

Om Shanti

April 27, 2017 at 9:25 am 3 comments

Identity

On my spiritual journey, the question that constantly arises in my mind and in my consciousness is …..who am I?

Who am I?

I find myself engrossed in activities and engaged in conversations and soon enough I become a part of that which is happening around me. In fact I lose myself in that and in doing so I lose the connection with my true identity. Who I am is then based on what I do and how I look and what I have achieved.

However, who was I before all of that? what was I?

My identity is that of a spiritual entity, of soul. Subtle, pure and complete. I have moved so far away from my original identity, that I find it difficult to comprehend. And yet, the ultimate truth is that I am a soul.
A being of spiritual light, eternal and immortal…….

If I allow myself to be still and detach from the gross reality that I have become accustomed to, then I will be able to transcend into the subtle and the reality of that.

I the soul am a subtle energy, let me experience that now.

 

Om Shanti

April 13, 2017 at 7:51 am Leave a comment

Renunciation of what?

happinessRenunciation is not so much about ‘giving up’ but more about ‘letting go’. Letting go of the ‘need’ to have something or someone or to be somewhere.

What ties me down is not the ‘thing’ itself but the ‘need’ within the self that surfaces for that. It is not about what I have or what I enjoy, but the ‘need’ for that in order to keep me emotional, mentally and physically comfortable and safe. It is an indication that there is some degree of dependency.

It may not be easy to identify, but when I am able to renounce this ‘need’ which lies behind ‘things’, and when I am able to let go of that ‘need’, then I set myself free spiritually.

This, to me, is true renunciation.

 

om shanti
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October 20, 2016 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Destination of the soul

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Deep within the soul there is a yearning…a yearning to reach.

Where to I do not know and yet there is a knowing that it is a place beyond here and now.
If I allow an internal shift of identity to take place – from the consciousness of being a body to that of being a soul – to understand and experience my own existence as a soul and not a body, and to stabilise in that, it opens up unlimited possibilities.

In that awareness I find myself in a place beyond time. It is an experience of my own eternity and truth. In that awareness I am easily able to come into the presence of the Supreme Soul, the Supreme Spirit.
In the presence of His energy and in His company I, the soul, am filled and fulfilled. The internal satisfaction that surfaces is that I have reached …. reached the destinations for the soul.

 

Om Shanti

October 6, 2016 at 7:38 am Leave a comment

The Reality of Me

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When I ask myself the question – Who am I? How do I choose to respond?

The ‘I’ that I am familiar with is based on many levels of identities.

There is the physical identity – the ‘roles’ I play, the titles I have and the identity by which others know me – my relationships etc.

I also identify myself as a personality – the way I express and experience myself. This ‘self’ has been created over time, through the experiences and learning I have acquired in life. It has been developed through events and the environments that have influenced me in life – culture, society, schooling etc.

The least obvious one I connect with is my real identity – one based on spiritual awareness. In this awareness I know ‘I’ exist – the conscience and conscient self. Not the role but the one whom the role belongs to, not the body but the one whom the body belongs to, not the personality but the one whom the personality belongs to. I am the one that holds all of these but am not any of them.

So really ‘Who I am?’

I am energy, the life force, the soul. The one that is eternal light and life. How much am I aware of the real ‘I’ and how often do I understand and experience the real ‘I’?

Unless I learn to understand and experience the real ‘I’, my ‘being and doing’ will continue to be based on my physical identity and my personality, developed though life experiences. In fact I will remain in denial of my own reality and furthermore deny myself the experience of being that.

Can I experience myself as a soul?

 

Om Shanti

May 26, 2016 at 6:27 am Leave a comment

Soul Story

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Once upon a time I, the immortal soul began a journey through eternity – a wonderful and colourful adventure through time.

As years passed by, I played my part, interacting with people and surroundings as required. I played many characters along the way – changing the costume of my body many times.
Until, in time, I became lost in the story – becoming fully absorbed in the roles I played. I forget who I was – who I was originally before my journey began. Amazingly I had lost my own identity!

It is then that the adventure began – the search for the ‘real’ me. I searched from the mountain tops to the bottom of the seas but I was nowhere to be found. Until one day I looked wiithin, behind the costume and the masks, and there I was sitting silently just waiting to be found. I had found the silent, eternal and most beautiful energy of me!

This is my story, the story of the soul – and I guess it is your story too.

Have you began your search for you?

 

Om Shanti

November 6, 2014 at 7:22 am 2 comments

Spiritual Identity

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We are accustomed to identifying with the roles we play, our careers, religions etc. Our identity is often based on what we do rather than what we are.

Spirituality teaches us that we are spiritual beings: eternal and conscious beings. We realise the immortality of the soul in relation to the ever changing, unpredictable world we live in.

As human beings we want to be content and we want to also achieve many things in life. But underlying this drive is also a fear that we may never reach there. As a result we are in a constant race, trying to satisfy our ever growing needs in a constantly changing world.

When we understand our identity as a spiritual being then there is a shift in consciousness. This new sense of self brings with it great satisfaction and a sense of ‘having arrived’. It is a realisation, an awakening, which grounds us, giving us internal security and stability.

Time is asking us to change perspective and experience ourselves as a spiritual being and time does not wait.

Om Shanti

October 3, 2013 at 9:31 am Leave a comment


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