Who You Are At The Deepest Level
by Matthew Scott Donnelly
In world that has identified itself with labels, materials and people the individual forgets who he or she really is.
The name however is just the beginning of the way the world has molded us. Then the conceptual identity goes from name into materials, my house, my car, my phone, my job, my career and my body.
It then trickles into people, my boyfriend or my wife and instead and instead of loving these possessions for what they are, we gain a sense of attachments.
Attachment is the need for these things outside of us so that we feel comfortable with ourselves, with who that we think we are.
Who we are at the deepest core one with universe and everything within it. The conceptual identity makes it easy because thinking is a natural phenomenon of among humanity, and when we don’t know that we are not our thinking then we will never fully understand the true essence of our existence.
Any material possession that you acquire will inevitably lose its value over time, in fact anything new gradually lessens over time from the second that you acquire it.
“You are a little soul carrying around a corpse”
A body is another version of concept that we have attached our sense of self too. According to all senses, “I am the body.” According to spirit however, your body is just a vehicle in which you use to get around in. It loves your body and cherishes the magnificence of what is capable of.
However, again the attachment to the body is another causation of pain. The body goes through many transformations throughout its lifetime, and when we get stuck with how our body should look, or are not vulnerable to change then we will suffer.
The body is subject and its lifespan is subject to the ideas of time, it indeed has a lifetime but the soul does not. Thinking my body is looking old has caused a great deal of pain to those who identify with it.
Now, I will admit that relationships are a bit more difficult in terms of just letting go of them because of a factor called love. Love is not something we can detach ourselves from because love is the purest nature of our existence. However, in terms of the relationships there’s a significant paradox that looms and it’s called oneness.
Questioner: “How are we to treat others?”
Ramana Maharshi: “There are no others.”
In oneness nobody is separate from who you are as in the totality of your being. On this planet even if you don’t view someone as to make you more than who you are, you still have the attachment of love to the relationship that you have gained.
When someone dies from this physical existence, as in leaves the body it will hurt a significant amount regardless of how conditioned humanity has been.
The more conscious you are about the relationships in your life, it will allow you to see more clearly on who is really worth fighting and losing sleep over and the ones who truly matter in your life.
If you attach who you are as a person to this certain person, body or thing then as the value of it lessens over time then so does your conceptualized identity, your self-image.
Your self-image is closely related with your personality, your personality however is molded and conditioned from the external world in terms of your way on how to act around people, your sense of humor and your collective perceiving ability. It is all boxed up from the world and given to you by society.
No one single individual thought is unique, and nor can it be, because it is of the collective humanity of the world. Who you are at your deepest level is one with all that exists, however the very core uniqueness stems from the silence.
Personality is probably the single most conditioned concept about who you are as a person. Don’t consider that you have to get rid of your personality, because on this logical plain of existence a personality is what we use to interact with other people.
The point is see your personality as a separate idea from who you are in the totality of your being. Start looking at it just as you do possessions, people and the body and you will be able to go more with the flow of life rather than against it.
So how does all this directly apply to life here on earth?
From now on instead of attaching the true identity of who you are to people and things you can start enjoy them for what they are and if you lose them then it will not cause you emotional pain. This isn’t going to happen overnight, the conditioning of world goes back centuries and a lot of stuff is hardwired into our DNA, however when you take a look at your most prized possessions in life, you can now look at them in a new light.
And with the better understanding of higher level consciousness you can gradually detach from your most highly prized possessions overtime.
To wrap it up you can start seeing things in a new lens, the lens of who you are really are at the deepest level. by Matthew Scott Donnelly
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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 26 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.This articles was shared with the author's explicit written permission.