Daily Dose for the Soul

It begins with the fundamental question, “Who Am I?”. The goal is to understand that the true you, the indestructible you is beyond the labels and temporary nature of this world. Are you a son, a daughter, a mother, a father, a brother, a husband, a wife, a friend, a manager, a CEO, a young person, an old person? Who are you? Perhaps you are some of these things, but these are more labels, they are temporary. These are the roles you play in the world but they only reflect your transient aspects. You were not a manager when you were born and you will cease to be one after you retire. Besides, these labels are dependent. Not only someone else has given them to you, they don’t apply without the existence of some other entity. For example, you can’t be a husband unless you have a wife, you can’t be a CEO unless there’s a company, you can’t be a father unless you have a child and so on. Most people identify themselves with these temporary dockets and when these tags are removed, they feel they have let their identity.

You may ask what is beyond these worldly labels anyway. A child thinks he or she is a child, a youth thinks he’s a youth but that its temporary again. A child graduated out of infancy to become a toddler, a youth graduated out of childhood to be a youth, an old person is no longer the youth he once was. Are you a man, woman? Are you the body? When someone causes you grief, who feels hurt in you, your body or your mind? Where is the mind? Once you negate everything perishable, all transient elements , all temporary labels, you are left with the purest element that defines you, the highest consciousness, the soul, the spirit, you may call it whatever name you wish to give.

Reference : A Million thoughts. Om Swami.

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  1. Carol anne says:

    amen! so true! thank you! This lifted me a little bit!

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    1. GS says:

      Amen Carol.

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  2. Interesting. I would like to take a walk through Swami’s mind on what life is like after you discover your true nature.

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      1. GS says:

        Hmm interesting.

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  3. francisashis says:

    Excellent,that’s the way a person can attain salvation or nirvana whatsoever you may call it.Shedding or removing all our labels make us the true person before the almighty ,only then we understand that we are indestructible and our souls are the only important thing that is capable of transforming every individual into an angel just like a Caterpillar into a lovely little butterfly.Thanks a lot for sharing 🌹👍👍🙏

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    1. GS says:

      It means knowing your weaknesses, of course, but it also means knowing your strengths and what motivates you. The more adept you become at motivating yourself, the more adept you’ll be at sensing the factors that motivate others (and putting them to use). Self-aware employees make a self-aware company. I am glad you liked the article Francis.

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  4. c.f. leach says:

    Until you know who you are. Until you stop letting people tell you who you are and know who you are in Christ….Except the Lord build a house—they labor in vain that build it. Blessings and Peace.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. When you know yourself, you understand what motivates you to resist bad habits and develop good ones. You’ll have the insight to know which values and goals activate your willpower. Tolerance and understanding of others. Your awareness of your own foibles and struggles can help you empathize with others.

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