Our inner and outer selves. Their connection to the real us.

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This article discusses all parts of us, including our personality, our body, our mind, and our consciousness, in relation to where they might exist within the reality of God's oneness.

The writer asks questions, and asserts here that it takes the asking of questions to un-earth the truth about who we really are. Questions probe deep under our cover.

Questioning who we really are

Is our outer self, comprising our mind, body, personality, and consciousness, really just a shadow, or a reflection of our real inner self or not?

What is this real inner self anyway?

Your own reality is but a subset of God's oneness set up by him for you.

Reality as you experience it is not real either then. It is a minute part of oneness made real by its compositional involvement with a host for a while, which is you.

This host or vessel, for holding a part of oneness, comes equipped in a way uniquely set up for that particular vessel to be a unique vessel of oneness that can reflect oneness to oneness in a unique way not possible before.

All of this is possible because oneness is oneness only as a conglomerative substance, or as a whole, but it remains grainy in a sense when it reaches out to infinity.

These grains can become vessels for a while to pour itself into, and to hold itself in place until oneness flexes itself once more again, and so shakes off these statics, and then becomes completely fluid again.

In reality, there is no reality in our outer self and all which it comprises then.

Realness is only experienced for real in their absence or within absolute silence. If we can let go of our holding onto absolutely anything that we think is us, we will then find ourselves within oneness.

All our problems are caused by our identifying ourselves for being something that we are not.

We imagine into existence that which is not really there. This is not a problem for us though unless we forget that all of this is but a momentary glimpse into oneness from one of the infinite grains of itself that have stopped moving for an instance because they have created time for themselves.

Talk about a paradox. Time stops oneness from being totally flexible and wavelike and makes it particle like.

Oneness never minds this though. It is quite at home either being a wave of love, or being particularised into a focused spot of itself within time.

Time exists because of consciousness. Consciousness only exists within time.

When waves of love reach into its particles and so give them live for a while consciousness forms as a field around each particle so affected, and so time is created for the particle concerned. Each other particle that is currently existing will be affected in the same way.

When you dissolve your own particle, by practising a silent form of meditation or prayer, your own particle will disperse itself back into oneness for while you are doing this, and so you will feel that you are then not just a part of oneness, but that you are all of oneness being you for a while.

After you have reached a certain level of awareness, this feeling of your being oneness, and not just being an isolated separate part of it, will all but disappear for you then.

There was a great Indian spiritual teacher named, Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, (1897 to 1981) who covered most of this in his book, "I Am That."

Here is an extract from his book.

"Your being a person is due to the illusion of space and time; you imagine yourself to be at a certain point occupying a certain volume; your personality is due to your self-identification with the body. Your thoughts and feelings exist in succession, they have their span in time and make you imagine yourself, because of memory, as having duration. In reality time and space exist in you; you do not exist in them. They are modes of perception, but they are not the only ones. Time and space are like words written on paper; the paper is real, the words merely a convention."

This is all very deep stuff that he discusses here, but does he have it entirely right here?

Is it true that both time and space do not exist externally?

My own answer is that love exists within you within time and space when you hold onto this thing that is you, but the holding onto anything within time then allows fear to develop as well.

Let love flow and there will be no fears, and no time, nor space for you, as you will then be embracing the totality in being you in a timeless world of only love.

Deepness of mind becomes shallow in love

Love reaches past your mind's concept of it, and pulls at your heartstrings.

This brings love to life within you. Love is a oneness of itself as a force of energy, but that energy can attach itself to you because you hold life that God has given you to live within time for a short while so to speak, and which allows you to get to know God by him getting to know himself within you.

Nothing is real but you and God.

"Everybody has their own way of tapping into their realness."

This quote is from the American actress, Sandra Bernhard.

The quote shows us that we should not try to use somebody else's way to try to find our real self. We won't find it if we do.

To be really you, you have to tap into your own realness, as she has said here, and even though her quote is probably more talking about realness in acting, it applies to our daily lives too.

Curiousity helps to connect things together

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

Albert Einstein, (1879 to 1955) liked to question things too. The above is a quote from the great physicist.

Poetry: Your mind must really become your own mind!

Your mind is not your real mind, unless you remind it.
Your mind will always control you, if you don't find it.
Your mind is an apparatus that works dimly blinded,
if you do not provide it with its eyes, right behind it.

Our mind controls us when it works alone by itself.
Our inner wealth comes from God's gold on our shelf.
This shelf's emptied quickly with any wrong thought.
Take them all seriously, or they'll amount to naught.

Your mind works in a straight line, until you train it.
Your mind works in a broader way, if you unchain it.
Complaining constrains and contains your thinking.
Look outwardly, see life as it is, it's all interlinking.

Don't let your mind be all only within your own head.
See how the greater part of humanity lives stone dead.
Come alive within your heart. Marry your mind to love.
Let God living up above shove you out of your old mind.

Instinctive pulling of old habits robotically controls you,
until you reach past the unconsciousness to find truth.
Love lives in you when you allow it to remain within.
Let go of wanting anything, let your mind never mind.

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Consciousness, Deepness Of Mind, Inner And Outer Selves, Oneness, Questioning, Questioning Who We Are, Reality, Realness, Truth, Waves Of Love, Your Mind, Your Real Mind

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I have been interested in the spiritual fields for over thirty five years now. My writing is mostly in this area.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
13th Nov 2013 (#)

Quite a deep philosophy about life, thanks Spirited. Life is a puzzle, maybe, we can never unravel, connect the dots. We are too captivated by our senses to ponder beyond them into spiritual realms. In a way we get more distanced from reality fixated as we are increasingly on gadgets. We play different roles in our relationships - just actors role-playing and reacting to situations. We are forever enslaved within vicious circle of greed and selfishness; we get too self-absorbed in such pursuits - siva

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author avatar MarilynDavisatTIERS
13th Nov 2013 (#)

Good morning, Spirited. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and beliefs. We are one with anything we choose to align with - love or fear are two primary internal influences that cause us to interact positively or negatively in this human experience. ~Marilyn

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author avatar spirited
13th Nov 2013 (#)

"We are one with anything we choose to align with - love or fear are two primary internal influences that cause us to interact positively or negatively in this human experience."

Yes, this sounds like it is true about the human experience.

I am more talking about God's oneness containing all from the viewpoint of the spiritual experience.

God's oneness contains all, and we when we feel separately isolated away from oneness, we are actually then living from our own constructed fears, and these are all imagined from our using the free will of our own mind.

When we subjugate our mind's powers to linking them to God's oneness his love then completely fills both our hearts and our minds with itself then, and so fears cannot exist in us, nor even be imagined to exist ever again anymore, when we live only from God's love.

An interesting subject that has always interested me.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
17th Nov 2013 (#)

Nice post!

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author avatar brendamarie
26th Apr 2015 (#)

Great article, you must do a lot of meditation as well

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author avatar spirited
26th Apr 2015 (#)

thanks brendamarie

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