Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Who Are You?

When we are young we are our parent's children. Once we get to be teens we think we are our own independent self. As we reach adulthood we begin to search for ourselves and go out into the world to become somebody. So, who are you? Are you a republican because you were raised as one? Are you a Christian Baptist because you fell upon hard times and it showed you some light? Are you a single dad who works two jobs? Are you an addict? A sports enthusiast? A gossip? A best friend? A brother or sister? A liar? A thief? A humanitarian?
Who are you?
If you think you are a label then you might as well generalize and say "you" are "ego". When you are ready to know who you truly are you will begin to see that it has nothing to do with labels, the job you hold, the struggles you have, your flaws, your achievements, your nationality, your religion, or what you lack as a person. As you really begin to look for yourself you will clearly see you are existence, the universe, God, the divine, the stars and heavens, everything! Stop thinking literal and go deep within and feel the natural connection we have to all that is.
Have you ever walked outside after being cooped up indoors for a long period of time and taken a deep breath and felt instantly refreshed? Why do you think that is? What do you think was happening? Have you ever smelled fresh cut grass and felt an immense sense of cleanliness, or what about when it rains, or you get out of the pool? How do you feel what do you sense? Do you think "I am a single dad" when you smell fresh cut grass? Do you think I am a liar when you feel the breeze blow through your hair on a hike through the forest? Of course not! It's something else. It's something that has no words. It's a feeling. A connection. It gives you a sense of connection and a peace that feels welcoming like home. You feel this way because for that one split second you are reminded of who you really are!
So, now do you know who you are?