Posted by: akostecka | May 27, 2008

What is my title contest/riddle

There is a discussion about what the title of my blog means. “ZENny” answers by Yoli, but here’s a clue to where I got my title:

Mine is the story of my inmost being.  Who am I?

 

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Responses

  1. Who am I?
    The psycological, physical me? My face, temperment, genetic endowments, external activities, accomplishments, failures and so on- is this who I am?

    Who “AM” I?
    The me beyond the external me? This “me” involves my inmost dispositions, how I respond to conflict, what I most desire in life. But the limits of this persute for happiness only makes me realize that there must be something more then the resume and the ego.

    Who am “I”?
    The deeper me? This is in relationship with those who love me not casually or for what they can get from me, but who love me”exactly” for who I am – wrinkles and all! This is the relationship God proposes to have with me because he created me. Along with this awareness goes the increasing certainty that I can not fix myself or others. Here is where we begin to “let go and let God” , “join the master mountain builder”. God’s Plan is to transform my various “me’s” into the “me”of union- a deeper oneness – it awakens our consciousness to all that exists. This “me” is what might be called the “True Self”. Put into Judeo-Christian terms, it is the image and likeness of God in us. But wait, there’s more!

    WHO AM I?
    Nothing and everything! For as Saint Paul said, “It is no longer I who live but Christ “God”, who lives in me”. This True Self manifests God and allows God’s love to manifast itself in our uniqueness. That is the peak of humility and transformation. Death and Life together. “I” die “God” lives.

    I wish that I was this wise, but the credit goes to Thomas Keating the spiritual director of the Contemplative Outreach. This thoughts are from his resent news letter and his artical ” The Four You’s”
    I was introduced to the Contemplative Outreach by Sister Benita in Lial, Il when we lived in the Benedictine Monatery.

  2. yoli, I like your spiritual manifesto here about the “four yous.” Your reflections give much to contemplate, I’ll explain the meaning of the title in my next post.


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