Who or What am I?
As an age old question, does it somehow reveal that deep down inside of all of us lies the
innate and true sense of who we really are ~ but have long been conditioned to forget?
Our physical bodies are simply the part of us that our eternal selves use to have this human experience we know by our name. Remember the part of you that sees, thinks and knows and it will serve you well...
The unexamined life is not worth living.
~ Socrates, Father of Western philosophy
Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness, will never seek the light. ~ Bruce Lee, American marshal artist, actor and
The ego is only an illusion, but a very influential one. Letting the ego-illusion become your identity can prevent you from knowing your true self. Ego, the false idea of believing that you are what you have or what you do, is a backwards way of assessing and living life. ~ Dr. Wayne Dyer, American Philosopher
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. ~ John 8:32, The Holy Bible
Man know thyself;and thou shalt know the stars and the universe of God. Know thyself and thou shall know the mysteries of the gods and the universe. ~ Inscription at the Temple of Delphi
The real you is not a puppet, which life pushes around. The real deep down you is the whole universe... You are something the whole universe is doing the same way a wave is something the whole ocean is doing ~ Alan Watts, British philosopher, writer, and speaker
In some sense the man is the microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe. ~ David Bohm, Quantum Physicist
So long as you still see the stars as something "above you" you still lack the eye of the man of knowledge.~ Friedrich Nietzshe, German Philosopher
Every living being is an engine geared to the wheel work of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surrounding, the sphere of external influence extends to infinite distance. ~ Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American Inventor,
engineer and futurist
Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19, The Holy Bible
The one you are looking for is the one who is looking." ~ St. Francis of Assisi,
Italian Roman Catholic friar and deacon
What you seek is seeking you. ~ Rumi,
Persian theologian and Sufi mystic
A physicist is just an atoms way of looking at itself. ~ Niels Bohr, American quantum physicist
The eyes are the windows to your soul. ~ William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright
Look within, the secret is inside you.~
HuiNeng, Chinese Chan Buddhist monk
Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. ~ Matthew 10:39, The Holy Bible
All that you seek is already within you. In Hinduism it is called the Atman. In Bhuddism, the pure Bhudda mind. Christ said 'the kingdom of heaven is within you.' Quakers call it the 'still small voice within.'This is the space of full awareness that is in harmony with all the universe, and thus is wisdom itself. ~ Ram Dass, American spiritual teacher
Tale of Two Wolves ~ Native American
“Once upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly. I was conscious only of my happiness as a butterfly, unaware that I was myself. Soon I awaked, and there I was, veritably myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly, dreaming I am a man. ~ Zhuangzi, Chinese Daoist philosopher