“Who am I?” Well, life would be much easier if the answer went somewhat like this, “I am a concentration of atoms and molecules that conglomerate into a roughly defined volume giving me a shape and appearance like that of other similarly collected atoms. The concentration ought to be at its most dense near the region that has been called ‘the brain’!”
But as “there is more to life than the naked eye perceives” this definition is incomplete. We are obviously not just a set of bones, nerves, muscles and loads of empty space. There comes with our outer physical constitution a whole set of inner components: our thoughts, feelings, desires, emotions, ambitions… And we don’t really identify ourselves just with our physical appearance but also with all those movements that take place in our brain and heart!
The whole problem that we face when we try to define ourselves is in the fact that we are unaware of these inner movements, or even if we do take into account some of them, the others are left unattended. Too often, we ignore this inner invisible field. For example after a fight with a close friend we never ask ourselves, “Where did that anger come from?” or having seen a beautiful sunset, we never know why we felt so happy and inspired. And yet, if we are to make an attempt to define ourselves then we must take into account the whole of our being. We must know ourselves “inside-out”!