Who am I ?

It has come to my attention that there are actually two different ways to answer that question.  The first way is to look within yourself through introspection and meditation.  The second way is to look at yourself from the outside, the way you are seen by other people. 

After taking so many picturs of myself with my new iPod touch, i could come to the conclusion that i am a bearded old man ... and it is true, i am a bearded old man.  In fact the more i keep looking at myself with my pod, the more my internal image of myself changes to be what you all see.

Of course that doesn't present any awareness of my inner life ... for that i must watch what i do ... what i say ... and what i write ... even perhaps what i think and feel.

Now those of you who have opted for the first  way (look within) to answer the question, may say that the second way (look from outside) does not even answer the question. 

Hmmm ....


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  1. who am i
  2. my awareness
  3. pod

Comments


Seth says
M 2011-01-20 07:32:47 14846
You are your image?
No, that would be a confusion.   If i see a tree then there is an image of that tree in my mind.  The tree is not the image that i have of it in my mind.  The same goes for the image of my face.

Thing is, lately, i have been taking a lot of pictures of myself ... primarily because i'm playing with my pod and it has a really nifty feature of being able to look back in the direction of the screen or the other way.  In doing that i have noticed that my image of myself in my mind (even when i'm not looking at pictures of myself) has changed.  I didn't use to look at my own face so very much.  But now after looking at my image so much i think of myself differently ... more like an old man, then perhaps before.  What i am saying here is that does affect who i am. 

And, yes, i do realize that you are going to be looking at this differently. 

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