21 July 2020 — WHO AM I?

Am I: a. the person I think I am? b. the Person others think I am? or c. Am I happily aware of being who I really am?

How Do We View Ourselves? As: Strong? Independent? Confident? Capable? Resourceful? Pleasing to be around?

OR are we inclined to think of our ‘selves’ as not very clever or capable and dependent upon others? Do we feel we are not very likeable and when we compare ourselves to others do we see ourselves as lacking in many qualities?

How do we hope others see us? How do we think others see us? Which of our relatives, friends and acquaintances do we admire and wish we were more like? For what reason?

OR ARE WE HAPPILY AWARE OF BEING WHO WE REALLY ARE?

DO WE LOVE OURSELVES WARTS AND ALL?

So, WHO ARE WE REALLY? Certainly not the ego side. Our brains have two hemispheres: the left brain hemisphere which is our rational side and the right brain hemisphere which is our intuitive wise side. When both these sides are balanced we are aware of being who we truly are — A SOUL IN A BODY.

Most of us DO have times when we are aware of just BEING, although perhaps we wouldn’t describe that state of mind in those terms. The state of mind to which i refer is the one which arises on those occasions when we feel truly at peace — one with our environment and all that is happening in our lives. This state of mind can arise when we are enraptured listening to the music which transports us out of ourselves, or, when we see a breathtaking view or simply tune into a person with whom experience a feeling of total rapport etc etc.

When we are, indeed, being true to ourselves in a real sense and NOT attempting to twist ourselves into pieces in order to fit in, hence loving ourselves ‘warts and all’ then our sense of self worth is high and we are aware that if other people have a problem with us then it is their problem stemming from their lack of self worth and their need to feel important at the expense of someone else. AND we don’t have to make their problem with US our problem with THEM. When we are able to accept all situations and resist our rational minds becoming ‘chattering monkey minds’ our energy flows outward in a peaceful, cheerful and happy way and people generally enjoy being in our company as our energy uplifts them.

When, however, we are happily aware of being who we truly are, we deprive our chattering monkey minds of the need to DESIRE.

The act of ‘desiring’ is painful, uncomfortable and completely removes us from this state of being happily content with WHO WE ARE.

Am I the Person I think I am? The Person others think I am? or am I happily aware of being Who I Truly Am? If we are experiencing frustration, despair, anger or desiring for things to be different than they are, it might be that we are either trying too hard to live up to our own expectations of who we think we are or who we believe other people think we are.

PONDER POINTS: on reflection the person whose idea of me I try to live up to is …… the person who I need to impress is …. ..the person or persons whom I feel I often act in ways contrary to their beliefs are …. the person whom I like to please is …

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My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.

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