Congratulations, you made it! Every small act, intention, and detail of the universe all worked together for your being here. The cells that formed you came together specifically to manifest you. Existence needed you to be here as yourself. And you made it! The entire world is a different place because you exist. The way you experience the world changes all of our experiences of the world. This is how much you matter. You are important. You are on purpose. When you experience a victory, we all win. When you are full of sorrow, we all weep. When you express yourself as you truly are, you give each of us the gift you were meant to bring to our existence. When you look on the world with love, acceptance, peace, and joy, you are providing the opportunity for everyone else to experience that world. Everything worked together perfectly for your being here, and is working perfectly for your existence as yourself. Congratulations and thank you for irreversibly impacting the whole of existence.
When I was a little kid I longed to know who I really was. I remember wishing someone could just tell me. I envied my friends from foreign countries who had a strong national identity. I thought they really knew who they were. I tried finding my identity in things, like being a writer, an actress, a musician. But nothing ever stuck.
Now I am grateful for that. I didn’t yet realize that the self attached to thoughts and things was the ego, the parasitic mind that can only survive through attachment to forms. It wasn’t until the summer I turned 23 that I suddenly realized what a gift it was to experience the self without definitions and attachments. It was then, when I realized what I was not, that I became open to finding out who my true self was, how it expressed itself, and how the true self was more expansive and inclusive than I could have ever thought up with my mind.
At first, not buying into your own thought created identity can feel like a black hole with no end in sight. There is another side. You will know it through inexplicable feelings of joy, love, and the state of peace. For me, it still becomes obscured by the ego at various points throughout the day. The good news is, that once you’ve experienced your true self it continues to grow in presence and power, no matter how the ego may try to reassert itself. So who are you? Try asking yourself without answering with words, and let your self show you.
I love this short video with Eckhart Tolle because it can give you an experience of your true nature as pure consciousness, as the watcher: