Life is a flow of multiple dimensions. There is a visible world which we all are able to see while there is also an invisible world which we are unable to see but cannot discount its existence. When we look at ourselves there are three dimensions of our selves.



1. What we think of ourselves

2. What others think of ourselves

3. What we actually are which we have not been able to comprehend.

What we think we are is an image we have drawn of ourselves based on our own likes, dislikes, conclusions, beliefs, dogmas and so on. More often than not this remains with us and grows with the passage of time uninspected. There is a tendency to crave for validation of our image. Children want to be praised for even the smallest of deeds that they do. When someone praises us we feel good about ourselves. On the other hand when someone criticises we get hurt. Life has become a pendulum oscillating between these two.

Look at the other side. What do people think of me? More often than not the image that I carry of myself seems to be almost opposite of what people think of me. Hearing his wife as she sings, the husband says, "You know dear, when you sing like that I just wish you were on the radio."

The wife smiles and replies, "Wow honey, you think I am that good?"

"No, but at least that way I can change the station or turn it off." This may sound a little exaggeration but more or less it is true.

It is therefore important for us to edit and audit ourselves and appropriately position our own understanding of our selves.

This leads us to explore and question ourselves who we really are? What is the quintessence of our existence? The great master Sri Ramana Maharishi always used to say ask this question Who Am I? The veda says “Atmavit shokam tarati” One who knows oneself gains the power to overcome all difficulties in life.

Why do we get angry? How does jealousy arise in us and what is wrong with it? Why do we want to act holier than thou more often? Why are we uncomfortable with disagreements? Why are we mostly tensed and stressed out? Why do we react to situations rather than respond? Great questions are not about whether God exists or not? Who created this Universe? How did this universe come into existence? Why this life? And so on. Bur real questions to be asked are about life. How to make life more meaningful stress-free, enjoyable celebrative and live an ecstatic life which all of us consciously or unconsciously are craving for. let us all explore.