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Huan Yi
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50 posted 07-01-2007 06:09 PM       View Profile for Huan Yi   Email Huan Yi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Huan Yi

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How very different this Western pursuit of apart self
from the Eastern quest for non-distinction.  


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Drauntz
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since 03-16-2007
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51 posted 07-01-2007 06:24 PM       View Profile for Drauntz   Email Drauntz   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Drauntz

I believe that western and eastern are all the same.... all self-interest!!!
Balladeer
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52 posted 07-01-2007 06:33 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Well, I'm not a ween-er like Essorant but, Yes, I know who I am but I'm sworn to secrecy!
Gifted
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Well Drauntz, I don't know about any forms, I just want to know who I am.  Simple as dat, however, it's not that simple.

Peace. Love. Forgiveness.
  Blessings and Guidance

Edward Grim
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54 posted 07-02-2007 03:50 PM       View Profile for Edward Grim   Email Edward Grim   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Edward Grim's Home Page   View IP for Edward Grim

quote:
I just want to know who I am.


What exactly do you mean? There are certain things that define us but we don't need them to know who we are. Yes, Van Gogh was a painter; but take away his paint brush and he was still Van Gogh. It's all about the inner life, the life of the mind, not your occupation or your style or your name or any of that stuff.

And if you're completely confused by your inner life as we all have been at one point or another, then introduce you to yourself. Seriously. Get a piece of paper and pencil and write down all your beliefs.

Do I believe in Santa Claus?
Do I believe in God?
Do I like the color red?
Can I spell antidisestablishmentarianism?
Do I know the long-term effects of silicone dust on the lungs?
Am I conservative or liberal? Republican, Democrat or nonpartisan?
What's my favorite subject in school? What's my favorite pastime?
Where do I want to go in life? Where don't I want to go in life?
What do I want or don't want? Need and don't need?
Why do I wear red socks instead of white socks?
Who am I?

After you've pondered all your questions, you'll probably end up with an answer like Chris's: "I am me."


Or you could just think about it the way I do: I figure I'm probably not the type of person I want to hang out with, so I don't bother knowing myself.

“Well all the apostles, they’re sittin’ on the swings, sayin’ I’d sell off my savior for a set of new rings.”

icebox
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in the shadows


55 posted 07-03-2007 12:03 AM       View Profile for icebox   Email icebox   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for icebox


For me, the answer to your question lies along this pathway:
http://piptalk.com/main/forumdisplay.cgi?action=displayarchive&number=92&topic=003682
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum103/HTML/000792.html
XOx Uriah xOX
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since 02-11-2006
Posts 1398
Virginia


56 posted 07-06-2007 12:35 AM       View Profile for XOx Uriah xOX   Email XOx Uriah xOX   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for XOx Uriah xOX

I AM ... that which is when "I" is not.
 
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