Who are you?
Reflect on your own identity.
The Bible says that man is created in the image of God. If
God is good, His creation must, therefore, be good. But the
Bible also says that because of the sin of Adam and Eve,
man has become evil. For salvation from man's evil nature,
we have to look outside of ourselves--that is, we must turn
to God or Jesus.
There is no denying that there is a lot of evil, as well as
good, in this world of today. So, are we good or evil?
More importantly, who are we? We are living in a busy and
hectic world that we seldom have the opportunity to pause
and reflect on this simple question "Who are we?"
In terms of our individual sense of who we are, most of us
would identify ourselves with the roles we play in everyday
life, such as the role as a child, a student, a spouse, a
parent, or a professional. But other than these specific
roles we play in our everyday life, who are we when we are
all alone by ourselves?
Who are you? Ask yourself that simple question when you are
all alone by yourself. This may look a simple question to
you, but the answer may not be that simple.
In life, you easily get caught up in your work,
relationships, emotions, and thoughts that you may have no
time to reflect on that simple question: "Who are you?" In
life, many people think that if they are not doing
something, such as watching TV, they are wasting their
time. So they keep themselves occupied with activities
during every wakeful moment of their lives. On the other
hand, there are also many people who spend much of their
time deliberately thinking about something. For these
individuals, it is difficult, if not impossible, to answer
that simple question: "Who are you?"
Unless you have a completely calm and clear mind, which
enables you to see the whole picture of who you really are,
you would tend to associate your identity with the various
roles you play in your everyday life. In real life, you are
playing so many different roles and being so occupied with
the activities accompanying these roles that you seldom
have an opportunity to see your real self as a whole--that
is, who you really are.
It is very much like the story of the blind men touching
the elephant and being asked to describe what the elephant
might look like to them. Each of them touching different
parts of the same elephant offered different perspectives
of the same elephant.
Likewise, living in the frenzied world may make you look at
yourself only as different individuals playing different
roles, instead of seeing yourself as one "whole" human
being--that is, who you are, or your true identify. Without
the complete clarity of mind and complete vision of your
whole being, you would be like one of the blind men--only
"seeing" part of the elephant, instead of its entirety.
So, what is the complete clarity of mind? Or how can you
achieve that complete vision of self?
That illumination is deliberate thinking of nothing, and
deliberate reacting to nothing, thereby instrumental in
creating the awareness or mindfulness which sheds light on
who you are or your true identify as a human being. And
this mindfulness or self-illumination is attained through
meditation, which enables you to see yourself with complete
clarity of mind.
Use meditation to harness mind power to transform your
life. Go to the author's web page: Meditation Techniques
html ) to learn how to meditate. Also, visit the author's
website: Living for Life (http://www.livingforlife.info )
to get the resources for the art of living well. Stephen
Lau is a writer and researcher with books and websites on
health and wellness.
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