Who am I?  Waking up to Reality – Part II
나는 누구인가” 현실에 눈 뜨기 –제2부
Last week we explored the simple but profoundly life-affecting mistake of identifying with something we are not. Self identity or who/what I think I am is the deepest influence on all our perceptions, thoughts and actions, and therefore our destiny. We saw that all our fears and angers, which means all our stress, come from a variety of mistaken identities. But we also acknowledged that it’s only half the story. While we explored what happens when we believe we are something that we are not, it still left us with an unanswered question ‘who am I’…really? 지난 주에는, 우리가 자기 아닌 다른 것과 동일시하는 간단하면서도 중대한 잘못을 저지름으로써 우리의 인생 전체가 큰 영향을 받고 있다는 사실을 살펴보았다. 자아정체 또는 내가 누구/무엇이라고 생각하느냐 하는 것이 우리의 관념, 사고, 행위 등 모든 것에 대단히 심오한 영향을 끼치며, 결국 그 영향으로 우리의 운명까지 결정된다. 우리가 느끼는 모든 두려움과 분노, 한 마디로 모든 스트레스가 이런저런 잘못된 정체성에서 비롯된다는 것을 알았다. 그것이 이야기의 절반뿐이라는 것도 알았다. 우리가 아닌 것을 우리라고 믿을 때 어떤 일이 일어나는지 탐색해 보았지만, 그렇다면 진짜 “우리는 누구인가” 라는 질문 자체는 여전히 남아 있다.
 
While it would be easy to name or label the entity that is the ‘I’ that says ‘I am’ it would make little difference to the way we think and live. If we are to change or even transform the quality of our life from inside out it is necessary to go beyond words and ideas, beyond names and labels. Like many spiritual teachers and philosophers throughout history we could  give ‘the self’ another name like ‘spirit’, or ‘soul’, or ‘consciousness’, but it would only be just another label. Behind any name/label is a concept of spirit, a concept of soul, a concept of consciousness, and we would likely identify with the concept and be back where we started i.e. identifying with something we are not. Neither I nor you are concepts! ’나는’이라 말하는 ‘내’ 실체에 이름을 붙이거나 딱지를 붙이기는 쉽지만, 뭐라고 붙인들 우리가 생각하고 살아가는 방식은 별로 달라질 게 없다. 우리가 변하고 삶의 질을 내면부터 바꿔 나가려면 말이나 생각, 이름이나 레테르를 초월해야 한다. 역사 속의 수많은 영적 스승과 사상가들이 그랬던 것처럼 우리 역시 ‘자아’에게 ‘혼백’이니 ‘영혼’, ‘의식’ 등의 이름을 붙일 수는 있지만, 그래 봤자 딱지만 하나 더 늘어날 따름이다. 이름이나 레테르는 개념을 나타내는 것이므로 혼백이라는 개념, 영혼이라는 개념, 의식이라는 개념이 배후에 있으며, 그것은 우리를 출발점, 즉 우리가 아닌 것에 우리를 동일시하는 데로 또 다시 데려간다. 나도 당신도 한낱 개념은 아니다
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글쓴이: Mike George(www.relax7.com)

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    Pearls of Wisdom:

    Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.

    Who looks outside, dreams.

    Who looks inside, awakens.

    ~Carl Jung~

    In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed by Oprah on her 70+ birthday. Oprah asked her what she thought

    of growing older. Maya Angelou said this:

    ‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

    ‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost

    luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’

    ‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’

    ‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’

    ‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’

    ‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to

    throw some things back.’

    ‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

    ‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’

    ‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.’

    ‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.’

    ‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you

    made them feel.’

    ~Source Unknown~

    Many hurting people allow their past circumstances to control and determine their destiny. They allow themselves to wallow in

    self-defeat, self-sabotage, self-pity and depression, never realizing that everybody has the capacity to get past the past

    and experience victory and emotional wholeness.

    ~Donnie McClurkin~

    Peace of Mind

    If you were to ask your neighbor, “What would give you peace of mind?” he might tell you, “A vacation in Bermuda!” or “An extra hundred grand would give me peace!”, or “A new Ferrari would make me content!”
    But going places ?and getting stuff ?is usually a temporary solution …
    Let’s say you buy a lottery ticket and by some miracle you win your dream Ferrari. Today you are content. Tomorrow you are saying, “If I could just catch that little punk who scratched it in the car park!”
    Peace of mind rarely comes from getting more stuff. Getting more stuff usually leads to wanting even more stuff!
    Peace of mind starts with being grateful for what you have right now.
    GRATITUDE is POWER, and here’s why …
    When you are thankful for what you have – for the friends you have, and for the things you’ve got, you attract more good people and good things. People who always complain about what they DON’T HAVE, stay stuck. Complainers attract more things to complain about!
    It is a law of life. It’s hard to explain, but you can observe it around you. We get more of what we dwell upon.
    That’s why all the spiritual masters have taught the same lesson … “Start by being thankful. Be happy with what you have now, and more will come your way.” It’s practical advice.

    IN A NUTSHELL

    Every time you say a silent “thank you” you become more peaceful, and more powerful.

    ~Source Unknown~

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