Re: I Posted by Shandy White on February 18, 1998 at 18:56:07:
In Reply to: I posted by Tycho on February 15, 1998 at 15:32:06:
Tycho's description is very true. "I" is only temporary. It exists only in the now. Every second we change as seperate individuals due to our experiences. Therefore the "I" also changes, by the second. To understand what the "I" is, we must continually live in the present. We must be "Present Centered". Who can live in the past? Who can live in the future? No one! We must live in the present. We have no other choice. If we can't live in the past or the future, than our only option is the present. And in this present moment is the "I".
Yet what is the "I" really? Is it the name you were given, the body you were given or your experiences? The "I" is absolutely everything, what we see, eat, feel, read, etc. So then we can come to the conclusion that the "I" is all. Therefore Tycho is absolutey correct: "The second (we) think (we) understand it, it changes.
The conclusion of my thought on this matter, is don't let ourselves think that we can attain a complete understanding of everything, for that should not be our goals in the search. Let us live , love, teach and learn to better enjoy the present. For the present, or the "I" is all we have.
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