Who am I when I don’t?

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Who am I when I don’t act?
Who am I when I don’t react?
Who am I when I don’t do?
Who am I when I don’t think?

Is this the existential crisis or the question that sets us free?

I know that I am not the things I do so what am I then?

I know I’m not the clothes I wear or the skin I live in so what am I then?

I know I’m not the things I say so who is saying them?

If I do nothing what am I?
If I do nothing am I still worthy of love? Is the love I receive in this world based on doing or thinking or looking a certain way or acting in predictable, prescribed ways?

Would you still love me if I stopped doing and only was? Would I still exist?

Is my soul just a waft of smoke contained in bone and skin?

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15 thoughts on “Who am I when I don’t?

  1. I wonder if we stopped doing and only was……if an immense LOVE would come find us!? Maybe the I is what exists in the gap between thoughts, in the pause between in breath and out breath, is what consciousness bubbles up into? Cultivating the witness rocks! Thanks Joanne for your gift of writing!

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  2. Robert Holden would tell you that we ARE love….it doesn’t happen… 🙂 Love is what exists between action and thought…Love is the soul smoke……

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