WHO AM I?
LEVELS OF IDENTIFICATION
Q: WHO AM I? What is my deepest identity?
A: THE TOTALITY OF EXISTENCE...
|OBJECT THAT SERVES AS SOURCE OF IDENTITY||DESCRIPTION|
|Body||Identification with the body and it's activities as main source of identity.|
|Mind||Identification with the mind and its activities as main source of identity.|
|Individual||Identification with the individual as main source of identity.|
with a group; its beliefs, values, and attitudes.
eg: Family group, peer group, interest group, religious group.
|Cultural||Identification with a cultural group; its beliefs, values, and attitudes.|
|Nation||Identification with a nation and its prevalent beliefs, values, and attitudes.|
|Species||Identification with your species, its activities and concerns.|
|World||Identification with the evolutionary process of biochemical life on Earth and its activities.|
|Universe||Identification with the universe and its activities.|
|Multiverse||Identification with the almost infinite possible arrangements and expressions of possible universes.|
|Totality of Existence||Identification
with the Totality and Mystery that is Existence.
Self is All: Total, Unified, Mysterious.
OUR DEEPEST IDENTITy: SELF is all.
Let us take the deepest level of identity to be the Totality of Existence.
Let us label this universal identity as "Self."
Thus, Self is All - all various TimeSpaceEnergyMatterMind phenomena.
Self is the Totality - all that is known and all that is unknown.
Existence (Self) often makes the deluded mistake of identifying only with the individual. Thus believing that Its complete existence revolves around the individual and its short duration. This produces egotism, narcissism, personality disorder, and cognitive dysfunction.
The solution is to realize that our deepest identity is "The Totality of Existence" - immortal, eternal, creator of all various phenomena.
The true self, Existence (our deepest identity), is not limited to the body/mind or the life-span of any TimeSpaceMatter activities (individuals, biochemical life, universes).
The true self is the Totality of Existence - the All.