WHO ARE YOU

CONCIOUSNESS

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE WE BEEN AT A SEMINAR, CLASS, WORK, OR EVEN ON THE STREET AND SOME MINDFUL, SPIRITUAL, GURU-TYPE OF PERSON APPROACHES US AND ASKS THE ONE QUESTION THAT MAKES YOU WANT TO PULL YOUR HAIR OUT, AND FRANKLY MAKES YOU FEEL KIND OF LIKE A DIMWHITT WHO SHOULD BE EXCUSED FROM THE CLASS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T KEEP UP – WHO ARE YOU?  YES, I KNOW…FROWNY FACE, RIGHT?

GURU: WHO ARE YOU?
YOU: JANE DOE
GURU: I ASKED YOU WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOUR NAME IS. WHO ARE YOU?
YOU: I’M AN ARTIST
GURU: I ASKED YOU WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOU DO. WHO ARE YOU?
YOU: I BELIEVE FAMILY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING AND WE SHOULD CHERISH THEM
GURU: I ASKED YOU WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOUR VALUES ARE. WHO ARE YOU?
YOU: I’M CHRISTIAN AND BELIEVE IN CHRIST
GURU: I ASKED YOU WHO YOU ARE, NOT WHAT YOUR SPIRITUAL BELIEFS ARE. WHO ARE YOU?
YOU: AT THIS POINT, CONFUSED.

SERIOUSLY? ARE WE BEING SET UP HERE, OR IS THERE REALLY AN ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION?

I AM AN ARDENT READER, AND ONE DAY WAS SKIMMING THE SHELVES AT MY LOCAL BOOK STORE FOR A NEW READ WHEN I HAPPENED ACROSS THIS BOOK CALLED “THE UNTETHERED SOUL” WRITTEN BY MICHAEL A. SINGER. OK, SO THE SKIES DIDN’T OPEN AFTER READING, AND ANGELS WEREN’T SINGING MELODICALLY, BUT I DID GET A SLIGHT FLICKER IN MY PROVERBIAL LIGHT BULB. I WON’T SAY THAT THE MYSTERIOUS ANSWER TO ‘WHO ARE YOU’ IS AS CLEAR AS GRANDMA’S CRYSTAL, BUT I NOW HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND WANTED TO SHARE IN CASE THERE ARE OTHER POOR SOULS OUT THERE PONDERING – UNTIL SLIGHLY COMATIZED – THE ANSWER TO THAT VERY ITCHY QUESTION.

FIRSTLY, TO UNDERSTAND, WE HAVE TO DEFINE THE WORD CONCIOUSNESS AND WRAP OUR BRAINS AROUND THE MEANING OF THAT FIRST.

 

CONSCIOUSNESS

Kon-shuh s-nis

  1. The state of being conscious; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc. (DICTIONARY APP)

SECONDLY, MICHAEL SINGER QUESTIONS, “WHO ARE YOU”, THEN ANSWERS, “I AM THE ONE WHO SEES. FROM BACK IN HERE SOMEWHERE, I LOOK OUT, AND I AM AWARE OF THE EVENTS, THOUGHTS, AND EMOTIONS THAT PASS BEFORE ME.”

OK, I DON’T THINK ANY OF US, NEXT TIME WE’RE ASKED, WILL SAY ALL THAT. BUT NOW, WITH SOME UNDERSTANDING, WE CAN REFER TO OUR CONCIOUSNESS WHEN ASKED, OR IF YOU PREFER- YOUR SPIRIT. IF WE ARE EVER ASKED AGAIN, AND WE KNOW THAT WE ARE COMMANDING OUR INNERSELVES, AND REMAIN THE PILOT OF OUR CONCIOUSNESS, THEN WE CAN SIMPLY ANSWER, “I AM MY CONSCIOUSNESS”. IF THAT ANSWER DOESN’T SUFFICE THE PERSON QUESTIONING YOU, THEN PERSONALLY I’D TELL THEM THAT I JUST DON’T KNOW YOU WELL ENOUGH TO TELL YOU WHO I TRULY AM, BUT I DO KNOW I AM IN CONTROL OF SELF, LOVE WHO I AM, AND ALWAYS SEEKING THE DEEPER MEANING.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. John Grass, sound familiar. Love it

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  2. Ha ha Grass! You didn’t have to create an account, but I’m glad that you did. I was wondering who mysteriousyoublog was. So what did you think of the post…besides “love it”?

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  3. Pam says:

    Artofself – beautiful and insightful! Need some time to respond appropriately. i will say, i’m left with a feeling of whimsy and light headiness from the idea of how we all tend to look at the world from a 50,000 foot view. And for some things, which cross our path, that is fine; but, certainly,not on the topic of who we are. That truly requires a look on a molecular scale. I think you nailed it.

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  4. Thank you for your comments. I feel exactly as you do when asked that question so I thought it appropriate to discuss. I’d like other’s opinions on what there answers would be. It’s one of those questions that are hard to answer even when looking deeper. Thanks again, your thoughts are always welcome.

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  5. allylmare says:

    Such a good read! My answer would be.. I am me.

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  6. Pam says:

    to Ally – 🙂

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  7. Thank you allylmare. I think I agree with you on that response too. Has anyone ever asked you that question, and no matter what you said, the answer was supposedly “wrong”?

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  8. allylmare says:

    No one ever asked me. But the question and the wrong answers would make us wonder and think about it. Who are we? There are various point of views behind it too.

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  9. allylmare says:

    Thank you. 😊

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  10. I love your insight and thoughts. It makes us all think a little deeper. And not so quick to judge. 😄

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  11. Thank you so much. I couldn’t be happier if it makes you look within. That’s the best compliment I could receive.

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