Picture This(Part One)
Picture this state of existence in your mind by closing your eyes after you have read the lines below.
You are totally conscious and aware that you exist. You do not have any perceivable physical features; in fact you have no body at all. You do not know if it is day or night or what time it is because you cannot see, you cannot touch, smell, hear or taste.
You are aware of your presence and know that you are all there is, but you do not know what you are, or where you are and you know of no other. In this state you do not have any needs; you do not hunger or thirst, nor are you cold or hot.
Your emotional state does not exist as you are not happy, angry, sad, joyful, fearful, nor do you love, or hate; none of these emotions have meaning for you. You do not have a name, what would be the purpose of that if there are no others?
You are very intelligent and powerful, yet you cannot express intelligence or power because you are all that there is. You cannot communicate with anyone nor compare yourself to another because there is no other and you are not defined physically. You cannot imagine anything because you are all that “is,” therefore there is nothing to imagine.
Life for you is neither “here” nor “there” because those places do not exist. Because there is nothing, you are nothing and because you are everything, everything is you, but you cannot relate to yourself in any way.
The one and only desire that you have that is so compelling that you are willing to divide yourself up into infinite pieces is your desire to experience yourself as being. To be able to say “I AM,” this or “I AM,” that. How would you do that? How would you go about defining yourself and what would be the very next word that you would add after “I AM…”? How would you answer “Who Am I?” How would it be possible to know self by definition if there were no definitions? How would you solve this dilemma and finally how would you begin to know yourself?
Roy is a resident of British Columbia, Canada. An international published author, a student of NLP, spiritual philosopher, New Age Light Worker, Teacher and Phenomenologist. Roy's books and articles are thought provoking, and designed to empower your imagination.Review Roy's new book at: http://www.yourlifewasnevermeanttobeastruggle.com