Sunday, October 24, 2010

Chopra Center 21-Day Meditation Challenge | Day 14 | Asking "Who Am I?"

If you have not yet signed up for the Chopra Center's FREE 21-day Meditation Challenge, here is that link again. If you are very busy (or not) and know that you need to start taking some time out of your day to connect with and find peace, you may want to give this a try.  If you do, let me know how you like it. :)

Tonight was Day 14 for me. The mantra tonight was "Who am I?"  davidji guided us through a series of what we are not: our titles at work, our hair color, our preferences. We are something deeper than beyond our physiology and mind. 

He says that we are the quiet observer who witnesses our own thinking.  I've read similar things in Eckhart Tolle's book "A New Earth," - a book I deeply connected with a few years ago.

In it, Eckhart recounts how he hit rock bottom emotionally before awakening spiritually. One evening, he was so depressed and anxious that he contemplated suicide. He caught himself saying aloud, "I want to kill myself."  He found it peculiar that two parts seemed to be involved: The "I" and the "myself" that the "I" could no longer tolerate.

It really is a good read, and perhaps I should revisit it at this stage in my healing process.

Who am I? Who are You?  The answer goes beyond anything on the surface or any simplistic answer, doesn't it?

Recommended Reading:

A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose (Oprah's Book Club, Selection 61)

Debbie aka Sulilo

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