An Odd Question: Who Are You?
Not many people have asked me “Who Are You?” but several have and each time, I thought it was one of the most unfitting questions to ask. Luckily I saw their Intent hence, I knew why they were asking the question and with that in mind, I always played with my answer. To a couple of people I just responded by sending them a song: “I am a Song”. Yes, I like that.
I am not Mr. Happy. I am not Canadian. I am not Romanian. I am not Male. I am not even Human. So, how can I answer a human question which goes beyond what is human? I think it is a next to impossible task. That is why in a way, I find the question unfair. It really goes beyond human intelligence and ability of expression to fully answer that question.
When I write an email, or sign a note, I generally end-off with “I”. Then, in parenthesis, next to the “I”, I write a few labels. People like labels. I guess we have to, to a certain extent because we live in a relational world, in this three dimensional perspective. So, we label things and understand them in comparison with others “labels”. We assume many things, make-up theories and many people believe things are a certain way, or another.
I myself Profile; I read people according to the patterns they engage in; it is a hobby of sorts. Thus, I also use labels, patterns, etc. They are useful to a certain degree but I stop short of categorically labelling myself and others. If I label myself, I put myself into a pattern/category and I just simply do not fit into any one, or two, or any other number of categories. I am in constant change and transformation – I break patterns, labels and perception.
I am quite inexplicable in my totality. I suppose I can say I am “God” but that can sound like a serious case of megalomania and I like to stay clear of such patterns. In the Human Body and with just Human Perception we cannot understand and explain everything. We do ourselves disfavours by putting too much effort in trying to explain the inexplicable.
When I say, or write “I”, I have in mind Silence. Just pure Silence and I call it: “the Silence older than Time”. I am before Time, after Time; I am irrespective of Time and next time someone asks me that question I think I’ll answer them with that (“the Silence older than Time”), just to see their reaction.
Maybe it is because we seek simple answers that we are so quick in labelling others, or maybe it is because we are so quick to believe what others say, that we believe in labels. Either way, it does us little good in my opinion. It’s hard to have labels with Beings, when things change so much and so quickly. Labels just are not enough, they are too rigid.
So, let’s just say that we don’t know who we truly are, or at least that we cannot explain what/who we really are. Our language is just not enough to portray/express Spiritual awareness in its totality. I would say that is a more honest way of looking at things and also liberating. Why limit ourselves to Being Human? We’re more than just Humans.
Cheers and Happy Holidays to everyone!
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