Why You Must Forget Yourself to Become Yourself
Who are you really?
To some degree or another you will have wondered about that — directly or indirectly.
You might have tried to find the clues in your past. To understand who you are by remembering what you were.
You may have tried to find the answer in the eyes and minds of others.
To understand who you are by asking how you are being perceived.
There is also the chance that you collected abstract knowledge from books to define yourself in a way that pleases you.
To understand who you are by creating a story you are happy with.
But all of these pursuits can only give you a mental picture of 'yourself' to identify with.
A self that only exists within your mind and thoughts. All thoughts are concepts, not reality.
And the ideas you may receive about yourself are just that, concepts.
Whatever you can remember, you can't be. Because you are more than what you were and the memory of it.
Whatever you can perceive yourself to be right now, you can't be.
Because you are more than what you happen to exhibit and see yourself as in this moment.
And what you are beyond that, you can't grasp with your mind. You can't summarize it all.
Any sense of self you have will be projected upon another object in your mind, when you must be more than your mind.
You are not a part in your mind, your mind is a part of you. All ideas you can ever form about yourself will be incomplete, insufficient, and distorted.
For you are beyond your mind, and any thoughts about yourself it can create.
And when you are self-conscious, in doubt, and dejected, it's not your Vast and True Self.
It's about a thought you've confused for yourself.
Any memory, thought and perception of who you are, is not capturing the total range of your true nature. It can't!
You are what you can become. And that's something you can never remember, never grasp with your mind.
So forget yourself, lose the idea of ego, and become yourself without its restrictions.