It's sort of like working at being objective about something very subjective...like the self looking at the self without getting involved...sometimes quite a vicious circle, Catch 22, with a few tricks to it, like being ones own therapist. But there are some things one can do perhaps toward this end, like journaling or writing your own story, then reading it later as though you are reading someone elses story. It's not easy, in other words, to look at ones life from a point of view that may be of any help in the end. But like making a decision or choice about something, there are ways to look at things that can be of real use. So, if you want to take a look at youself and make some conclusions about anything, take a look at who is doing the looking and what the aims may be there. There are good reasons people go to a therapist for this instead of just doing Do-It-Yourself analysis. It's not easy to look in the mirror and just see what we cannot see, you know?
It's good to read books and listen to talks and attend lectures though since one can gain lots of insights and see things from other points of view.
So, it's neither a beginning or ending to ones journey to take a look at oneself...and a whole life story can be rewritten from the future all over again anyway, and not always in a good way. When someone does something really bad or stupid then their story ends up being the story of somebody who did this really stupid thing. Who you are changes over time, yes? This is why they don't put up statues of people until some years after their death usually...it's not really certain who they are, or were, until looking back from the future.
So..."who are you?"...is not necessarily written in stone for you to just look at or observe really.
So, maybe just actively know you are creating or generating the real living you as you go.
or something like that.
Good luck and keep having fun.
· 8 years ago