Who are we? Really?
Are we our bodies?
Who is the real you? The real me?
The one who has a career? A part-time job? The one who is out of work?
Is our real self the one who sweats and grinds to bring up a family?
Or the one who just got divorced?
Who just bought that new car?
The one with fancy clothes? With tattered donated apparel?
Who walks the streets without a place to call home?
What is our TRUE identity?
Is it defined by how we seem to aimlessly walk around in this dream we call reality?
Are we the label we assign ourselves or others as Straight? Gay/Lesbian? Bi? Trans?
Are we Catholics? Protestants? Jews? Muslims? Hindi? Atheists? Buddhists? Native or indigenous peoples who worship the Spirits of the Land or Afterlife?
Is our real self the one that is other-abled? Able bodied? ADD? ADHD?
Is the real you or real me the one who can see? Hear? Feel? Taste? Smell?
Maybe our true Self is the one who has successfully earned a college degree. Or the one who made it through high school. Or the one who dropped out? Is that our identity? Is that who we are?
Perhaps our real identity is defined by that gorgeous figure or well-toned body. Or by that anorexic, emaciated body?
Maybe our reality is in how famous we are or how invisible we feel.
Who we really are is…
All of that is form. All matter. All an illusion.
Our TRUE SELF is our Mind. That which supersedes all form, all matter, any illusion.
Our TRUE SELF is the ONE MIND that is in perfect union with our Source; with our brothers and sisters.
Our TRUE SELF is that which preceded the illusion of form and that which lives on after all matter has been laid aside.
It is truly…
Bottom photo by Barb Adams (c) 2014