The process of becoming never ends, as we continually strive to become the most free, best version of ourselves. Please scroll to the bottom of this forum page to add your own comments or content. Who Am I? Some believe that "I" is what is left once all the parts that are identified as "Mine", are stripped away. If this is true, then, am "I" the gravitational force at the centre of my own universe around which all of my possessions, beliefs and relationships orbit? Am I the God I seek? Or is there a metaphysical aspect to me, one that connects me to the universe beyond this physical realm. Is there within me a portion of the Soul of the Whole?
Or, am I merely my parent's child, and they their's, and so on back to the dawn of human history? If so, is my "Self-Actualization" an evolutoinary product atop a heirarchy of needs? Does who I am have any influence on why I am here, or is it the other way around, does why I am here help to determine who I am? Where do I find the answer to these questions? When Socrates said, "The un-examined life is not worth living", did he mention who was to be doing the examining? If we are to be the judge of our own existence, how do we gain the experience and competence to become a fair arbitrator? Is this a skill that can be learned, or is it an intuition that we are born with? If it is not within us to determine the nature of who we are or why we are here, then, who's role is it and how are we to learn the answers? Finally, what role does, "Who I Am." play in how meaningful my life is, and does it have any determining influence on what the purpose of my life is?