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The Other "Me"

The other "me" is always present. Silent. Awake. Conscious. Watching. Waiting. Enlightened. The poet Juan Ramón Jiménez describes it like this:

I am not I
I am this one
Walking beside me whom I do not see,
Whom at times I manage to visit,
And at other times I forget.
The one who remains silent when I talk,
The one who forgives, sweet, when I hate,
The one who takes a walk when I am indoors,
The one who will remain standing when I die.

He is talking about the Soul. But we rarely pay it any attention.

Instead we chase after the other "me" - the one we imagine, worry about, struggle with, seek to improve, and hope will one day lead us to some promised land. This continuous fantasy movie creates the story and problems of our lives. Every time we resume thinking, its fantasies distract us from the awakened consciousness of Soul.

My Soul stands in the immediate, here-and-now, sensory world. It sees through my eyes, hears with my ears, smells with my nose, senses with my touch, but it is not the familiar imaginary "me." Instead, it is peaceful, quiet, unattached, undisturbed, but enchanted with the beauty of the natural world. Cheerful, loving, content, free, and wise, this other "me" speaks my truest self, my divine self, and the wisdom of eternity

We can find Soul's consciousness anytime. Just stop thinking. Return to the natural sensory awareness we were born with. Becoming consciousness of consciousness, we find Soul. "Problems" disappear like soap bubbles in this original state.

So which "you" do you choose right now? How about now? And now?
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