"The Self says ‘I AM’–as in the very grand sayings of Christ, especially in the Gospel of John, in which he says in the state of onenenss with Yahweh (which in Hebrew means ‘I AM’), I AM is the way and the truth and the life–but the ego says ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that,’ thus attaching itself only to a small portion of the Vastness. “ ~ Ravi Ravindra
I love this. To the ego “I am” is a terrifying statement. The ego, the ‘self’ I think I am, is incapable of grasping the unlimited, the eternal and so it rushes in to add, to embellish, to embroider. Each of these is the opposite of what the ego claims it to be: these are not embellishments or important characteristics, these are limitations. The simple, clean, all-encompassing “I am” scares the shit out of me ... I am that.
Diederik Wolsak is program director at Choose Again