As I sit here writing this blog I ask myself, Who am I?
Its life’s most investigated question. World renowned Scientists, Philosophers, Spiritual and Religious deities have been; researching, contemplating, praying and meditating on this simple question for centuries.
Scientists say we’re made of Atoms, pure energy…but where does that come from? World religious heads say we are a creation of God…but where does God come from? Philosophers and Spiritual teachers have entertained theories from; we are one collective energy expressed through many forms, to life is an illusion…but where does that come from?
There are so many theories, philosophies and ideologies floating around in the collective mind that it could cause us to go completely insane. Does this serve us? Does it bring us to the place of peace and contentment that we all seem to be searching for? I don’t believe so. I believe it’s just another thought that causes our individual and collective suffering.
How do we really find out who we are, is it even possible?
I invite you to entertain the thought that it is possible and that you can have access to the answer this very moment.
How can such a profound question that has been researched by some of the greatest minds of our planet be so simple?
It reminds me of a story my good friends and Spiritual teachers Ed and Deb Shapiro tell about the Musk Deer and how it searches round and round the forests of India in search of a particular smell. It exhausts itself searching for miles and miles but can never seem to find where the smell is coming from. The irony of it all is that if it simply stopped looking it would discover that the mysterious smell isn’t out in the forest but coming from its very own anus.
This story is one of the greatest teachings that I have learned on this journey we call life for it teaches us that the answers to all of life’s questions do not come from outside of ourselves but are always right there waiting for us when we simply stop looking.
I invite you right now, wherever you are to take a few moments, close your eyes, allow your lips to touch gently, your tongue to drop from the roof of your mouth, and while breathing in and out of your nose bring your attention to your natural flow of breath…if any thoughts arise, gently allow them to be without judgment, let them pass like clouds in the sky, be still and ask yourself…
Who am I?