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IDENTITY CRISIS- WHO AM I?

Have you ever asked yourself, “Who am I really?” Your answers will be something like one of them as given below depending upon the context and situation:

So, all your identities, everything you believe yourself to be, are all dependent on something else. So then, who are you? 

By not knowing the answer to the question, “Who am I?” you keep on creating new identities of yourself, consequently going farther away from your true Self. All the suffering in life is because of not knowing your true identity. Moreover, until you realize your true Self, you believe yourself to be the name that has been given to you.

Actually, Ego is the attachment to the false image of the self. When we attach ourselves to the position, title or power as given in the above defining parameters then we stop connecting to the real self. If we get disturbed, our ego is getting affected. When in ego we create a false image of our identity and react if someone says anything against that image.

So, who am I? In reality, I am the being… the eternal Soul and the name, relationships, titles or positions are for my body that all are acquired over the period of time. Body consciousness creates ego. They are all mine, but they are not ‘I’. When I am not aware of my true identity as soul, I identify myself with everything that I acquired. So, I constantly feel superior, inferior, more important, or less important than others – it is like an image I create about my identity. Any image which is not my true identity or the true identity of others is ego. When I see myself as a soul then I should understand that everyone is a soul playing their roles in different positions, titles or powers in their different costumes.

Ego is neither right nor healthy for the soul because it distorts my perception about my own self and others. Ego is also my attachment to my opinion of always being right and not being able to accommodate another’s opinion. If anyone speaks against my opinion or against the image, I have created about myself, I get angry. So, anger is an outcome of ego.

7 Comments on “BLOG”

  1. The Sabbath Day is truly a gift! How wonderful to be granted a day of reprieve while honoring God. The connection to His own day of rest is most humbling.

  2. teaching your readers about the sabbath is very important, as we need to know why, how and when to observe this day

  3. I still struggle with this one. I have not quite gotten it right. I know we are to rest and give glory to God but how does one do this properly in the modern day? Some say to do it on Saturday, others on Sunday. I am just confused about it and I always give up on it and I know my relationship with God would grow deeper if I found understanding of it.

    • Dear Adam,
      I can understand your situation. Most of us have (are) gone (going) through similar experiences. We need to understand the differences between Worship and Sabbath keeping. We need to worship God on every day but remembering and keeping Sabbath [exclusive day to worship God, following the Sabbath rest guidelines] is the 4th commandment.
      Please refer this at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaimvKVzdOg
      Moreover, we also find in Revelation 14, particularly in verse 12 it says, “Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith / testimony of Yeshua [Jesus]”. Also mentioned in Revelation 12:17, “… which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Yeshua the Messiah [Jesus Christ]”.
      In James 2:10, “For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.” Please read the scripture, there are many, but I have quoted few verses to reflect upon them.
      God Bless you.

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