..........Who is the “I” or who am
All of those who say, “To know thyself is a waste
of time, leave it to God, or that’s the job for philosophers”,
are the same people who believe and promote the illusion
“Ignorance is bliss”. Humanity has
been stuck with this myth for thousands of years and a quick
but honest look into our lives is the shear proof that there
is no bliss to be found.
“Ignorance is bliss”, is a taught attitude
that we have adopted and is apparent in the refusal
to know who you are. This collective and individual
way of thinking perpetuates the myth/illusion “It
is better to not know the truth than knowing it and not
acting upon it”.
Knowing yourself is not meant to be done through short
or long critical analysis by “professionals”
or by do it yourself methods. One way to know who you are
is to drop or let go of all borrowed as well as
self-imposed knowledge of who you think you are
by the process of elimination. It is like saying, if you
want to know the spaciousness of your room eliminate the
“clutter” from it.
Everything that has occurred, is occurring, and will
occur in our lives we have called,
are calling, and will call forth by the way we think.
The acceptance of us causing everything in order
for us to remember experientially who we truly are is self-responsibility.
Please do not confuse, “I am Self-responsible”
with “I am responsible” in that the second causes
guilt. With this understanding one can only drop or eliminate
with gratefulness. Eliminating without gratefulness
is “lip service” that will not bring us anywhere.
Following is a way to answer who is the “I”
or who am I? A question I suggested you might want to ask
yourself in the message prior to this one.
• I am not the physical family I
was born into for this or any other incarnation including
the names I was given.
• I am not the race or nationality
I landed in to visit this time or any other time in the
• I am not the religion “dished”
to me by family and nation or any of the many religions
on the market that I checked out while seeking answers on
• I am not the few or many years
of adulterated, biased, crippling, distorted and edited
knowledge “shoved down my throat” including
all the diplomas, certificates, and degrees I was presented
with, which shows nothing more than the ability to “swallow”
well and have proof of it.
• I am not the job I do with or
without title and power attached to it, the amount of salary
I collect, and the “important” people I know.
• I am not the past-accumulated
experiences irrelevant that they have greatly assisted me
to be where I am now here. So it is that walkers are not
the past-accumulated steps they walked, at any given moment
of the walk.
• I am not the physical body, IQ
or looks, as it is that a person’s photographs taken
since birth are not the person now.
• I am not the age measured by the
clock time. I am not young, middle aged or old.
• I am not the pigment present in
the skin. I am not black, white, red or yellow.
• I am not the list of emotions
be it fears, guilt, anger, hate, jealousy, greediness, and
…irrelevant that I have experienced all of them with
• I am not the sex located between
the legs. I am not heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, or
• I am not the thinker or the collective
thinker (the next message is devoted to the thinker and
• I am not the “possessions”;
I am not the bank balance be it high or low, the wife, the
husband, the children, the house, the car, the pet, the
friends or enemies.
• I am not the “good”
or “bad” thoughts people think, irrelevant of
how close they are to me, about who I was or who I am.
• I am not the long list of the
dichotomies like failures and achievements, rights and wrongs
found in all languages.
• I am not the victim of some unknown
forces of “good” or “evil” governing
my life or life all around me.
• I am not the
outcome of “evolution” or of “sin”.
• I am not the
static or the movement.
• I am that which endlessly transforms.
• I am the river that cannot be
stepped in twice and be the same.
• I am the enlightenment in realising
and constantly re-membering that I am Spirit on an infinite
path experiencing Spirit now here. Every step on all paths
is infinity itself. Every step on all paths is Now Here.
• I am the Creator, the Creation,
and the Creating found in playfulness and spiralling endlessly
in everyone, everything, and everywhere always and in all
• I am the invisible Spirit yet
manifested visibly in a multitude of layers in everyone,
everything, everywhere in all ways and always.
• I am the Oneness, the Inseparable
and the Interdependant found in gratefulness in everyone,
everything, and everywhere in all ways and always.
• I am the all knowing the unlimited
wisdom essence found in compassion in everyone, everything,
and everywhere always and in all ways now here.
• I am that which creates “form”,
“time”, and “space”, but cannot
be contained or defined by any one of them. They are illusionary
measures to assist me while visiting the physical dimension
in order to experience my essence Spirit.
I am that I am.
© copyright 2004 vassilis
………"I think therefore I am"
is not the statement of a “philosopher” but
an accurate description of our biggest addiction that makes
all other addictions look like hobbies. We view addictions
as forms of dependencies, and only recently have we turned
our attention from the so called “body’s addictions”
to the so called “mind’s addictions.”
It is definitely a step closer to the truth, and yet far
from being the truth.
Although it is a step closer to the truth in thinking that
we have a better understanding of the human body and the
human mind, yet this thinking is far from being the truth
in that we are still trying to cure the symptoms and avoid
to address the causes of the so called “diseases.”
It is only a small minority of the medical profession that
is starting to look for the causes in the “mind”
rather than in the body, as it is the small minority of
“patients” who consider the alternatives.
Yes, it is a giant step towards the truth in thinking that
we are not just the body, and yet we haven’t reached
the truth of who we are. Yes, we often talk of our advancements
but we are not advanced yet, for the most certain sign of
a primitive society is in the thinking of itself as being
advanced. So in claiming that we are advanced only shows
how primitive our thinking is. The emphasis here is in the
thinking aspect and not the primitive.
Please take the moment now here and read “again”
the opening statement with the space enlarged between each
Here are some questions for you to ask yourself as for the
Who is the “I” or who am I?
What is “thinking”?
Is the “I” the master of thinking or is the
“I” the slave of thinking?
Does the “I” exist before the “thinking”
and irrelevant of thinking?
Have you experienced the “I” without the constant
chattering of thinking?
What about “I think therefore I am not”?
The “answers” to these questions are the topics
of messages to come. The fact that you are visiting this
site and reading this message is what I call being Grateful
and in the state of Bliss Now Here.
© copyright 2003 vassilis skouras