Who Am I And Why Am I Here?
Who Am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? These are three very powerful questions and have been asked by perhaps billions of people over thousands of years. It has been said that if these questions are answered we’ll reach the destination of our lives, and all the inner and outer conflicts will be resolved. For most of us will say, I am the body which we see in the mirror. However, the body is made up of matter and hence, it is perishable. It eventually dies. What, then, separates a living body from a dead one? It is, ‘I’ the soul. The soul is a subtle entity that cannot be measured by any physical process or instrumentation. The non-material part of each one of us existing ... which we simply call the ‘I’.
The word "human-being" is derived from two words-one is humus (soil) which refers to the body and the other is being which means the soul or consciousness. The body is temporary and the soul is not just immortal, but eternal. It is an infinitesimal point of non-physical light (photon) surrounded by an oval shaped aura. It is as a tiny star shining in the middle of our foreheads. It has no physical size or mass. The seat of the soul is within us ... utilizing the hypothalamus, thalamus, pituitary glands and pineal glands. The soul controls and operates the body through the medium of thought energy.
When the soul is in the physical body, it manifest as three faculties. Although each faculty can be given a different name, it is actually the same energy - the soul - functioning on three different levels simultaneously. These are the mind, the intellect (3rd eye) and the memory of the Soul (sanskaras).
Mind is the thinking faculty of the soul. It is the mind that imagines, thinks and form ideas. The thought process is the basis of ALL emotions, feelings, desires and sensations. Intellect is used to ASSESS thoughts. It is the faculty of understanding and decision making.
Sanskaras describes, what we call impressions (memories), in either sub-conscious or unconscious mind. They are the record of all the soul’s past experiences and actions. Sanskaras can take the form of habits, talents, emotional temperaments, personality traits, beliefs, values or instincts.
It is as if the soul (which is the ‘I’) is the DRIVER, the mind, intellect, and sanskaras make up the engine, and the body is the car. You know that if the driver of the car is sleeping (unaware that he is the Soul) then it would only result in terrible accidents.
Be sure that you are the awakened driver ... and take charge of you vehicle so that you can use the power of your engine to steer the car to the destination you want. Remember another form of transportation ... the train. A train has an Engineer (Driver/I), a locomotive (engine/mind, intellect, sanskara), that pulls a series of rail cars (the body) behind it. The locomotive Engineer determines where all the tag-along cars will go and uses the engine to do the job. The rail cars are all interconnected and follow the head of the train to the intended destination. Use your maps, and charts ... and beware of obstacles.
Just a thought ...
~Justin Taylor, ORDM., OCP., DM.