The Absolute You.
Who Are You?
I could go on telling you all day about me about how I like sports, weightlifting, music, writing, reading and listening books every day.
And I’m sure that you could talk a lot about you, past life experiences that you have had, things going on in your life right now, and the things that you hope to accomplish.
However, I’m here to tell you that those things are not who you are, they are simply things about the self-image that you have created from the world around you.
The things that I said that I like to do above, those are not me neither, again they are just ways that my mind likes to experience this world. Those things are the story that you have made up in your mind about who you are.
Those things, that story about who you are, is a part of the world that you experience, but not who you are in the absolute sense.
The self-image, the idea who I am, the thought of who I am is not real you. That image of who you are is largely determined and sculpted from the society around you, the world around you, but it is limited to the peripheral of your surrounding culture.
The self-image which creates the way you perceive the world, like what you like to eat, what kind of hobbies you enjoy, the movies you like to watch, the music you like to listen to, those little tiny unique things about you and everything in between is the content of the self-image.
Content is the stuff that your mind, and the image we call the self is made up of.
Imagine for example if you were to see a psychologist and or someone who specializes in understanding the human mind. Psychologists study how the human mind thinks, feels that lead the body into action.
So imagine if you were to see a psychologist for one time per week for one year, that would be 52 hours per year that a psychologist would get to study every part of your mind and the down to the exact way it ticks.
Here’s the kicker, he/she would not know ANYTHING about the REAL you. He/she would only know about your mind. Over the span of the year he/she would be to gather, how you see yourself and the world around you and in other words content.
“What is the most important question a human being can ask themselves? What’s my purpose? Why am I here? NO! The most important question that a human being can ask themselves is who am I? “Who am I?” is the question that answers all questions. We live in world where the education system teaches us to know about so many things. Know this, know that, they don’t teach us to know us.” – PRINCE EA
So what exactly are the points of knowing who we are?
I mean if you are not the mind, the self-image, the content then why does it even matter?
Well from a practical standpoint is that so from the very point of realizing who you are in the absolute sense of your being is to LIVE more passionately, more a lively, joyfully and peacefully then you could ever comprehend with just the mind itself.
So in order to understand who you are, you have to be willing to first detach from the thought that who you are is that the thoughts that come.
Thought is only utilized as the pointer to this truth, but it alone cannot get you true essence of the absolute you. Thought can be used, in order to transcend thought, but it can’t be used to get rid of thought. In other words, for self-realization the mind must be worked with, not against.
There are four essential understandings or pointers that help guide you to self-realization.
The kicker though is that all four guidance points are all synonyms of each other, meaning they are the 4 sides of the same coin.
All the words you have read in this article are not the truth. The only importance they have to you is to guiding you to the truth, which is in the direct awareness.
It is only through the direct awareness in which you must feel what you are rather to then comprehend it with the thought.
What is reality?
What is the root word in reality?
What is real?
The only way to know what is real is what you feel directly in the awareness of this moment. This is why Albert Einstein and many others have realized this deep truth.
“Time is an illusion.”
The short answer to why time is an illusion is because you cannot directly experience the past and you cannot directly experience the future. Even in your so called “past” it was still a version of this moment. Even in your so called future is an anticipation of the situation you will be in this moment.
Even when you think about past, or use memory or anticipate the future you’re still thinking about both from this moment.
To understand this more in depth and why reality is ultimately a dream check this reality is a dream.
Love this, love that everyone goes on telling you to love what you do.
They ask you “Do you love me?
The fundamental challenge is that you cannot go out of your way to love, love is what you are. If the present moment is what you are, this love is the present moment. So the best the way to be aware of the self-love that you are is to be aware of this moment that you are, and to love this moment.
“Love is a state of Being. Your love is not outside; it is deep within you. You can never lose it, and it cannot leave you.” ― Eckhart Tolle
The moment you try to go out of your way to love, it is a false love because you cannot go out of your way to be what you already are. If anything it is causing you pain to try to go out of your way to find love. Go out of your way to find love means that you are stepping further and further away from it, because you haven’t realized that it’s already here.
Joy is the shadow that directly follows the moment that the present moment and love become aware of themselves. It is the direct feeling when you come home to yourself, which is your awareness of now.
If the present moment and love are the core of your being and joy happens as a direct result, then joy most also be who you are, joy and love are one and the same.
Consciousness is your inner reality and it’s out of consciousness in which love, experiencing presence and joy are born.
We humans are living in the world of form, or better yet the physical world, with the five senses of see, taste, touch, smell and hear all physical perceptions.
But unless you look beyond physical perceptions and turn to the metaphysical sense intuition which means that the mind is allowed to dissolve into consciousness you will never truly realize what REAL fulfillment really is.
No matter how much material success or physical experience you encounter there will always be something missing but you won’t be able to understand why.
What the mind will be missing and won’t be able to understand is that it is the very reason that the mind cannot comprehend consciousness. It is not a threat to the mind, because we have as a society even begun to the tap into the capabilities of the human mind, what it means is that until we realize the self as consciousness, the mind will be limited its own capacity of understanding.
There is only one way to be aware of consciousness in the life of form, there is only one way to be aware of love, to be aware of everlasting peace and that is to be aware of who you are, which can only happen in this instant, in the instant of no-thought.
You don’t even need a second or a split second to realize who you are, and if you think you do, then it the self will not be realized.
In the instant that the self, conscious presence is aware of itself then you will realize that the mind is no longer in the driver seat anymore, because it never was, awareness is driving you, you are driving you as conscious neutral presence.