Sep 10, 2019
When saying the word ‘I’, what’s being referred to? Words are intended to represent that to which they point. We all know what the word ‘dog’ is pointing to, or the word ‘car’, or ‘sun’, but what’s the word ‘I’ pointing to?
It’s obvious that the word ‘dog’ can’t bite, nor can the word ‘car’ drive, neither can the word ‘sun’ burn. Likewise, the word ‘I’ is nothing in and of itself, nor are any of the definitions that it may have been attributed. The word ‘I’ is only an idea, constantly being developed, tweaked, trashed, and recreated, but are you an idea? Who are you that’s present witnessing the constantly changing story of who you are? Who are you that this word is attempting to define?
Realize that all words are merely concepts. No matter how accurate a description of something may appear, a description has no substance. Recognizing the ‘I’ as a concept, it’s seen through as having no actual substance. Regardless of how it’s defined, it’s not what you are. So what are you?