Who Are You?
I could go on telling you all day about ‘me’ about how I like sports, weightlifting, music, writing, reading and listening to spirituality every day.
And I’m sure you could talk a lot about you, past life experiences that you have had, things going on in your life.
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.
If you do not know who you are at the core of your being, then you may want to brace yourself.
The first thing to know for certain as I explained in How to experience ever lasting happiness is that self-image that you have created for yourself is not who you are. The mind that you use to think with, is not who you are.
The self-image which creates the way you perceive the world for example 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 content.
Content is the stuff that your mind, your image the thing we call the [self] is made up of.
Imagine for example if you were to see a psychologist and for reference a psychologist is someone who specializes in understanding the human mind. The way we think, feel and act and why we do those things.
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 you tick.
Here’s the kicker. He would not know ANYTHING about ‘you’. He would only know about you, your mind, about your-self. Yep, over 52 weeks he would be gather simply put, 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 understanding who you are at the core of your being is to LIVE more passionately, more a lively, joyfully and peacefully then you could ever comprehend with your mind alone.
So in order to understand who you are, you have to be willing to first detach from the thought that you are your thinking.
I want to be clear about something here though, until you fully grasp what is being said, you will have to use your thought but only momentarily until what is beyond thought actually hits you.
So essentially you will be using thought to guide you to transcending thought. There 4 essential guidance points to understand what you are at the core of your being.
The kicker though is that all four guidance points are all synonyms of each other mean 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 experience.
It is only through direct experience in which you must feel what you are rather to then comprehend it with the mind.
Most of my writing is dedicated to point you back in the direction of what you are. The reason that I say what you are is because you are not a who you are a what, and that ‘what’ is this present moment.
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 experience 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 the present moment. Even in your so called “future” it was an anticipation of the certain present moment.
Even when you think about past, or use memory or anticipate the future you’re still doing that in the present 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 what is what you are. If the present moment is what you are, this love is the present moment. So the best the way to experience your self-love is the experience of the love of 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 love. Go out of your way to love and are just moving further and further away from your core nature.
For more on love read 6 Ways To Love.
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, which is now.
If the present moment and love are the core of your being and joy is the shadow effect, the birth effect that happens with those, then joy also must be the core of what you are.
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 a perception of see, taste, touch, smell and hear all physical perceptions.
But unless you go from the physical perceptions and turn to the metaphysical sense intuition which and dissolve into consciousness you will never truly understand 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 it.
What you will be missing and wont’ you won’t be able to understand is the fulfillment inwardly, consciousness
There is only one way to experience consciousness in the life of form, there is only one way to experience love, to experience TRUE EVERLASTING joy and that experience the present moment.
Not just for a second, or a few seconds but to go deep, and deeper into the present moment and to go deeper and deeper into the experience of this moment is to go deep into “YOU”, deeper and deeper into consciousness, into love and ultimately an illuminating joy.
About The Author
Matthew Scott Donnelly was born and raised in Indiana. At the age of 24 he decided that he had not manifest a life that he was happy with, and decided to dedicate his heart and soul to Personal Growth and Development material. Roughly about one year later at the age of 25 he went from basic personal growth teachings to the a deeper realm into spirituality. Matthew is now 27 and his main focus is to continue on the path of awakening, and utilize his Facebook marketing skills to spread Spiritual and Consciousness related material to the rest of the world. You can follow Matthew and his work down below.