This post was most recently updated on February 15th, 2018
Personal identity is an image that you carry for yourself into your mind all the time. It not only includes your appearance, but it also includes the belief system, that has been developed over the time.
It also includes your individual nature, your behavior in a different situation, as well as the experiences and impressions, that contributes the major proportion, in developing the identity of your mind.
The process of self-realization begins, with the identification of an individual identity created by the experiences and impressions of the mind.
We all are deeply attached with everything that belongs to us, including our body, thoughts, feelings, emotions, along with the ideas, imaginations, dreams, desire’s and so forth.
Before we get clarity about who we are within the self, we need to observe everything that goes into our mind. Every person is busy in analyzing others lives, and in the process, miss to realize who he is, and what kind of personality, he carries within the self.
Life is nothing but the accumulation of everything of the outside world, be it physical body or subtle ideas, thoughts, imaginations, feelings, emotions, or different desires.
The accumulation of physical body is, out of natural multiplication of cells, while fulfilling the basic needs of the body, while the subtle world of thoughts and emotions too multiplies by different experiences and impressions of life.
Remember the way, physical cells of the body hold the nature of multiplication, in a similar way, the subtle thoughts, emotions, ideas, and imagination too multiples inside. To manifest your subtle thoughts and ideas into physical reality, you have to hold onto your thoughts and ideas for the longest period of time.
The initial process with the brain or mind starts only with an image. Further, the mind knows, how to expand and explore a single image and create a whole process of manifestation out of it.
When you begin to look at your personal identity, you won’t find much into it, because there is nothing like personal identity, exists in the mind. It’s only that you are too much attached to your physical body, and you don’t know the other dimensions of life that you hold inside your mind, you consider your physical appearance as your identity.
When you observe your mind closely, you will notice that there is no identity as such exists in the mind, and its just the reflection created by the mind, out of the memories of the mind.
Whenever you describe your personal identity, it comes out in the form of physical body or subtle thoughts and emotions.
The personal identity is only developed when your mind is capable of creating some physical image, and with the experiences, it adds certain attributes to your personality.
When the personal identity is enough, to give you the experience of bliss, or you can have the solution of life with it, then there is no point in discussing it, but as the actual truth of life exists beyond the personal identity, its necessary for you to realize the identity of the mind and rise above it.
The truth of life exists beyond the personal identity of your mind. It’s very important to know the truth. It’s the truth that helps you to get rid of your false identity and makes you one with life.
When you don’t like any part of you, that means you don’t like the choices and decisions of your past, that compelled you to go through certain experiences of life.
It happens to everyone, as each one goes through the phase, where he make certain choices and decisions that he repents at the later stage of his life.
But this is not the actual truth of life. In life, everyone makes a mistake, unless he comes in terms with the truth. Unless you realize what the actual truth is, it’s obvious for you to go through the process of trial and error.
Many times, even when we know the truth, we don’t have the necessary strength to live the truth. So we drag ourselves, on the same path of lie and blame ourselves for our misfortune.
When you consciously choose to connect with life, you receive the strength, and with the strength, you not only experience the truth, but you also walk on the path of truth.
The past exists, but the present too exists to overwrite the past, and re-write the new future.
Remember your personal identity is not something that exists outside, and if you think that you hold your image in front of your family and friends than I must tell you, that it takes a single situation to make or break your image.
The life exists beyond mind and beyond your personal identity that you have acquired over the time, and your life is possible, even if you drop the accumulated personality of your mind, and begin life, afresh in this moment.
It’s not necessary to repeat the same process of life, but you have the choice to change the direction of your life, at any moment.
“The process of life initiates not with the brain or mind, but there is a back-end process that takes place beneath it, in the form of energy and vibrations.”
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The mind only knows, how to experience life outside, but when you direct your mind inward, it shows you the true reality of life and how you live in the world of illusion. The mind not only create illusory thoughts, but you also take actions out of illusory thinking and expect a definite result out of it.
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Life follows a process and the process can be known, by living inside out. The mind is key to life. Once the mind is thoroughly known, it serves you as a lift, to take you to the higher world.
The spirit can become one with the empty space of higher vibrations, losing the individual identity of its own.
Its the sensation that allows you to experience life. All the spiritual or life’s experience is possible because of sensation.
Life can be experienced inward and if you stay connected to the inner world, you can also experience the source within.
If you spend your life nourishing the identity of the mind, you stay far away from the truth of life. At the same time, if you choose to realize the truth of the self, over the time your developed identity sheds away from the mind. The experience of truth or source is possible, only when you drop the identity of the mind, and become one with life.