Me, Myself & I
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The 17th century philosopher, René Descartes, is regarded as the founder of modern philosophy. It was he who gave expression to the famous statement, I think. Therefore I Am. But the consciousness that says ‘I Am’ is not the consciousness that thinks. And, as long as we are unaware of this fact, we continue to mistake the thinker for who we are.
The core of all of our mind activity consists of repetitive and persistent thoughts, emotions and reactive patterns. This entity is called ‘the ego’. And the ego is the one who identifies with possessions, opinions, external appearances and long-standing resentments. These are the things to which the words I, me, my and mine refer.
What a liberation to realize that the voice in my head is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that…
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