It is a glorious new year as we embark upon our studies.
We will start with the 21 day meditation that you may have seen featured on Oprah in November with Deepak Chopra from the Chopra Center For Well Being.
Day #1 Who am I?
Mantra: So hum
Translation: I am
I am my deepest desire
Many years ago I was challenged with a similar question during a bible study course on finding our purpose in life. I guess for me the question bothered me then and it still bothers me today on my mat listening to Dr. Chopra ask the eternal question.
The difference a decade later being I finally have a better grasp of that short but troubling question of Who am I?
The Upanishads declare that we are our deepest desire and after much meditation on this subject it finally sunk in for me.
It is not about the “question” of Who am I? I am not defined by a few phrases. I am way too diverse so I could not easily find this answer.
Then bam a day later it hit me like a fallen branch, the answer is not defined by my description of myself. Besides, I thought to myself who the hell cares what we think of ourselves or how we “classify” ourselves. Would that not be arrogant to go around defining whom we are?
Who am I is everything I desire augmented by my beliefs and actions. So all that I desire or whom I become is manifested by mainly the will of my creator but that he tells me through my beliefs and my actions that I will determine to set that course on that path towards whom I ultimately become.
Please follow me on this exciting 3 week journey after just one day it has already shown me there is much more to learn about the basic principles.