Several years ago I wrote a book called I am the I Am.
In it I spoke about words and phrases from the past which were written for those of that time. Quotes and phrases from Socrates to to the philosophers of today have always carried the same message just written in the verbiage of their day.
In the old testament Moses said to Pharo, I am that I am meaning that he was speaking as the voice of his God. I chose to change that phrase to I am the I Am so that I could get across the message that you and I are a part of God and not just it’s voice.
I have decided to not use the word God anymore because it conjurs up a description of a supreme being, I prefer to use Conciousness as the I Am instead.
Okay so now I want to take the discussion one step further and say that We are the I Am or the Conciousness. First off you would be correct in thinking that when I use the term We, I am speaking of all humankind upon this earth, it is the second part of the We that I wish to address in this post now.
Alright let’s take a look at what we call our body. We don’t say that I am a heart, lung, liver, brain and so on, we chose to use the term body to encapsulate all of the living organisims that make it up. There are over 37 trillion cells and we don’t give each of them a name, we just refer to them as our body.
Now comes the point that you need to set your ego aside, the one that says my mind is an individual which is what I am made of. My character, actions and thoughts are driven by my mind.
But what if your mind was a collection of essences, souls, spirits or what ever you wish to call your individual conciousness that you believe will continue to live on after the physical being has passed.
If we can understand and accept the reality that our physical self is a collective grouping of trillions of cells is it such a stretch to think that our mind just might possibily be a collection also?
In the Secret Oral Teachings in Tibetan Buddhist Sects, a book I have attached to my Buddhisim collection, it speaks about the many facets which make up our mind. It puts forth the idea that we do not posess an individual ego but are mad up of many different essences.
Thich Nhat Hanh was a vietnamese monk who influenced the spread of Buddhism and mindfulness thoughts to our western way of thinking. I am attaching a link to one of his teachings on this subject. https://www.lionsroar.com/the-fullness-of-emptiness/
So could you accept the fact that you are not the only being rattling around in that head of yours?
Namaste and take care,
P. L. Hogan