Who am I?
When I first asked this question, my answers were listed in every role I played, from daughter to mother to jobs. But the more I asked this question the more the answers changed.
A few years ago, I read a book called The Untethered Soul. In it, the author does a fabulous job of describing all the things we are not body, mind, senses, intellect. This was a life changing moment for me as it would really catapult me into my spiritual quest of needing to know who I am.
Here is what I see
We are each born as pure perfection. Imagine a crystal-clear glass table. All our thoughts, senses, emotions, actions, and those of others are like dust and debris. Each day some of this settles on the table. When we meditate, or go inward, it is like dusting or wiping it off. But, day after day, year after year, we don’t learn to do this, the clutter and debris pile up. After a while all we see is a table piled with junk. We identify the table with the clutter on top.
Clearing the clutter
Each time we go inward, through inner work, it is an opportunity to remove a bit of clutter and debris. The goal of life is to clear the table so you can remember who you are, pure perfection. The table isn’t broken, it doesn’t need to be fixed. The table doesn’t need to learn how to be a table. It simply needs to be uncovered. Its beauty is being hidden by false beliefs, old memories, and misperceptions.
My wish today to clear some clutter so I can remember.
My wish for you is that you remember you.
Brightest of blessings,