What about… #13

What exactly is our ‘self‘?

This is a question which has been asked for millennia, many answers have been proposed but didn’t seem to satisfy the one who inquires. I’ve written two posts about it; Do we own a spirit and Is consciousness material or immaterial? If that isn’t enough, I’ll try my best to convince you about what I believe.

Every living creature has its outer shell and inner self; may this be a fly, a mosquito, a horse, a bunny or a human being. God gave us our inner self to help us, to guide us and to be a witness against our outer shell which is our body and brain. We are all made of two selves, either being aware of it or not.

The inner self is our conscious or soul if you’re a believer. No one hears that self, no one can witness it except the One who created it and our outer self. What we choose to show on the ouside is what others know us by. What the others define us to be; good, careful, cheap, cruel… we have chosen a character that suits us but not necessarily who we really are. But when we are alone and we don’t need to play the character anymore, we let our inner self take control.

Every human being is alike, it is a lie if someone tells you that it’s not true. We can’t let our conscious/soul be seen by anyone, it is as private as our own sins. Some people prefer to hide their tender heart showing only rudeness, being sure that they don’t care about “who ever it may be”, but as soon as he is alone he let his tears flow and anonymously he helps the person in need.

Our brain makes the decisions, works, speaks, thinks, makes us live our character… but our soul is the one who brings us back to the reality of this life when our brain stops to control us with the daily chores.

Some people say that they are searching for happiness, they will find it only when their soul/consciousness will be at ease. It is their own souls that are not happy, for some reason they’re not living what they are meant to live.

We will be what we were meant to be, when we’ll find happiness in our daily lives.

What about #57

I don’t know much about Psychology, but today do my best to elucidate a problem which troubles some human beings amongst us; Who are we.

Looking at the big picture, there isn’t much to say. We are “we”, the person who is reading, talking, cooking, writing….living. Looking at it by a different perspective, we are the soul who inhabit our body. The real person is inside our outer shell made of flesh and bones. The “We” is the one who interpret what we read into images, The “We” is the one who advise us to do things which turns us happy afterwards, The “We” is the one who gives us a shout to wake us up when we’re heading toward our death if we continue on a certain path. We are made from more than our visual entity. We have something so special that connects us with God, that some people want to rationalize it to believe in it. Which is difficult. Our Soul cannot be rationalized , it’s spiritual. We are a soul who needs a body to live on Earth, a body to feel, to talk, to think as a human. A soul that has to live on this planet for a while before returning to its creator. 

We’re the best creation God created because we’ve been given the free will to Obey God’s orders or not, and to think in whatever manner suits us. 

Of course we have the freedom to accept it or not, we may refuse to believe in Fate/Destiny and deal with it our own way. That’s what Free Will is. But Fate is still Fate. 

God has given us a brain and all other senses that make us different from other creatures. In the Quran for instance God insists for us to use our brain, such as:

“Why don’t you think….”

“Why don’t you ponder….”

But we don’t need to understand who we are to believe in God or have a faith. We could be Jews, Christians or a Muslims and still ask ourselves “Who are We”. 

Some people find the answer by meditating, some by doing Yoga among other techniques. 
A few days ago I’ve written a post about the things I’ve noticed which made me see life differently. 

Everything is connected. We can perceive this with our spirit, rarely with the brain. When you cross someone or something during the day, it was meant for you to cross it and see it. Destiny brings these events to us, for a certain purpose. We may not be able to understand them, but we may remember them when the time comes. 

We have the power to  connect with our soul and find the essence of life, we just need the will.

What about …. #55

Meditation isn’t an act of a specific religion, some think that you have to be Hindu or Buddhist to practice it; but it’s wrong. Anyone can do it, and as much as this will astonish you, All the prophets of ancient times, (i.e of the Monotheistic religions) practiced it. How can you explain the hours of adoration by themselves either of Jesus, Mohammed, Abraham, Noe…..? Of course they had the know how. And they were more capable than us, as they were Men of God.

I’m not an expert on meditation, but I use it a lot even without being aware of it. So I’ll explain basically how and why you should perform this self awareness everyday.

Meditation relieve stress, anxiety, fear, depression and other things of which I’m not aware of yet. 

It is a way to to be at peace with ones soul and to let this one take leadership over the body. And it is also a way to be in contact with God as you use your soul.
So start by selecting a quiet place which you’ll be using as often as possible, sit or lay comfortably (but not too much or you’ll fall asleep). Now begin by breathing slowly. For a beginner it is best to keep breathing without stopping the flow of thoughts. Just breath normally trying to listen to the “nothing”. Focus on the sound that you hear in the quiet place you are in; which should be Nothing. 

After a few days of practice, you should try to limit your thoughts. I personally think that it’s not easy at all. But try non the less. Practice the listening of the “Nothing” and limit your thoughts as much as you can but don’t force too much, just enough to concentrate on the Nothingness around you. This will take time, but practice makes perfect.

After some time, when you feel ready for the next step, try to focus on your heart beat, you should be able to hear it. You should be able to hear your breath and your heart beating quietly. 

When you are used to it, try to focus on your inside and your breath, you should stop more thoughts, and concentrated harder on your inner self. 

By that time you should be able to stop any source of thought and any sound coming from the outside penetrating inside your head. 

Then you should be at peace with yourself. 

Inspiring #13

Take the time to find yourself

where words become feelings and beliefs

listen to your soul telling you the truth

how to live with your deepest secrets

knowing that they’re never hidden

from the Eternal being who knows your true identity

Live with your conscious 

far from regrets and doubts

give your conscious the freedom 

to fly within the realm of certainty 

and happiness where your true self is waiting