Who am I?

Register Your Online Office | Register Techub

Advertisement

Who am I?

I was close to three decades old on planet Earth when I first asked the question, Who am I? I gave myself different kinds of answers at different times of my life that were ultimately unsatisfactory because they were not true. But I felt I should know who I am. So I identified with my own answer. I thought I knew who I am then. As time went on it became increasingly clear to me, I do not know who I am.

If your answer to Who I am? is I am Chukwuma, or I am Bukola, then you have identified with your name. Are you really your name? I am a mother, a wife, a doctor, a patient. You are a mother because you have a child. You are a wife because you have a husband. You are a doctor because you have gone through medical school, a patient because you are being treated in a hospital. Everything you have identified with and believe yourself to depend on something else. Is who you are a doctor?

See also  Campus Marriage Life Advice

Who am I?

You do not know the answer to the question, Who am I? because you do not know who you are, hence, you have created various identities for yourself. These identities you created for yourself did not bring you closer to yourself but took you farther away from yourself. You are not what you think. If you think who you are in your profession, what happens when you no longer practice your profession? You lose your identity. Then the sense of not knowing who you are begins to dawn on you. When you drop who you think you are, what is left? Who you are. So, when you do not know who you are, you are closer to who you are.

See also  Hierarchy: The Necessary Consequence of Competence

Your mind created your ego, that which you think you are. Your ego has identified with little things like property, profession, money, and so on. They are little things because ultimately, they are impermanent. Through loss or suffering, your ego tends to be diminished and so you have the opportunity to come to the realization that you are not your ego. Before that realization, you become aware of the ego, who you are not. By being aware of who you are not, the impediment to knowing you are is removed. To come to the realization of who you are, do not look for yourself externally. Do not go outside, go within.

Advertisement

Without speaking out, say I am. Say it within you. Don’t just continue reading, say, I am, within you. You heard the words right? You did not move your lips yet you heard the words, I am. Who said that? You did. How could you have spoken without using your mouth? Because you are not your body although your body houses you. So let us go within this body.

See also  Living Above The Storm

 

Categories: Lifestyle


Disclaimer for nTells Online - All the information on this website - https://ntells.com - is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. nTells Online Blog does not make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this website (nTells Online Blog), is strictly at your own risk. nTells Online Blog will not be liable for any losses and/or damages in connection with the use of our website.

From our website, you can visit other websites by following hyperlinks to such external sites. While we strive to provide only quality links to useful and ethical websites, we have no control over the content and nature of these sites. These links to other websites do not imply a recommendation for all the content found on these sites. Site owners and content may change without notice and may occur before we have the opportunity to remove a link which may have gone 'bad'.

Please be also aware that when you leave our website, other sites may have different privacy policies and terms which are beyond our control. Please be sure to check the Privacy Policies of these sites as well as their "Terms of Service" before engaging in any business or uploading any information.

Consent - By using our website, you hereby consent to our disclaimer and agree to its terms.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *






About | Online Office | Pricing | Advertise

mcfaidesigns