This is a question that no one can answer for you. The question of "Who Am I?" If you have found yourself at this page, then the odds are you have begun to question reality and your role in it. There has been a very big assumption and that assumption that has been made is that you exist and you know who you are. However this assumption is being questioned or you wouldn't be here. What you have come here for is the question:
”Who am I?”
Ask yourself and see what comes. At first you may find that the answers that come say:
"I am "insert name here."
If you can look at the statement you may see the lie. It makes you avoid the question. Because when you say "who am I?" And you answer with your name, you assume you are your name without investigation, how in the world you could possibly be a name/word. If you change it and say "I am me." Again you overlook who is calling me … "me?" <---- Don't speed past this one. :o)
This can blind one from looking at the thought "I/me." Because there is so much investment in the story around a name, around a letter, around a word. What you have identified with are just thoughts about the past or about the future that are saying "I/me" because I remember "I/me."
Don't get caught in the thought that says "I" do; because again …
Who is saying "I do."
At first it maybe frustrating … and feel like one is going in a circle. However, you have been going in a circle all your life, you just didn't realize it until now. It takes a commitment to continue to ask. The mind insists on complexity to avoid what is so close; that complexity is actually in It. However, you will be following the thoughts back to the Present with the question "Who Am I?" and the Present cannot be thought. You cannot be your name because names can be changed and if you were your name, it would change you; just by changing it. Who you are is unchangeable and unalterable, but you have been led to believe that you are your thoughts (which constantly change) instead of who you are:
That which doesn't.
No matter whart answer comes to you from asking the question "Who am I?" see if you can investigate it. See if you can change from what the thoughts are telling you. If the thought says:
"I am the body."
Investigate ... it sure can feel like the body is who we are ... however ... if you look closely ... if you examine the anser ... if you are the body then ... who are you when it is gone? Who is aware of it now? If you were/are the body and you lose it ... then who are you when it is gone? Look at it as if you lost and arm or a leg ... it is a part of the body ... but is it a part of you? If it were how could you lose it? The body will die. Eventually something will kill it, even if it is old age. if you are able to see that you are not the body and you can see this because you see the body ... if you can see something you can't be it ... can you grasp that? So from there the investigation continues ... if I am not the body ... who am I? The answers will continue to come to attempt to "create you" as some "thing" ... look at the answers that come with scrutiny. Ask:
"Who is aware of this?" "To whom do these thoughts come?"
Do the thoughts that show up actually reveal who you are or do they simply reveal who you are not? Remember ... if it can change or alter in anyway ... then it is not who you are. Take your time with this and have patience with yourself. You have been programmed to believe you know who you are for as long as you have been alive. It may take some time to begin to see that you are not who you think you are, you are much greater than what can be thought. Be kind to yourself.
Would you like to share what you have discovered, uncovered in your investigation?