I’ve been participating in a 21-day meditation challenge on Deepak Chopra’s website. I will confess I got a few days behind, but now I’m back on track, working to make meditating a daily habit (which the 3-week challenge is supposed to help you do). I’ve really enjoyed the guided meditations so far. The one I listened to today focused on “Who am I?”, something the challenge has emphasized from the beginning is a good question to have going into any meditation. Leading up to this in yesterday’s meditation, David Ji walked us through a really neat process: recapitulation. It’s something you can do at the very end of the day in just five minutes. You go through your whole day in fast forward in your mind, taking in no sounds or emotions, just watching your actions. It’s a really neat activity, and one that I also hope to make habitual. It allows you to be the silent witness to your own life. And, as David said, “We make the most conscious choices when we witness our actions.” This activity was great preparation for today’s meditation that solely focused on the question “Who am I?” The answer will constantly be in flux. It’s really a long list where sometimes you will feel things on the list aren’t you and you’ll want to cross them off, and sometimes you’ll be adding things. It’s good to keep the list running in your mind, taking inventory of who you are. So, I’m going to make that list for myself now, as it applies to me for today, and post that not because it will be something significant for you, but in hopes that it will encourage you to make your own list.
Who Am I?