Who am I to you? Who are you to me?

Cristopher:
Can you trust yourself?

The same self that has been affected by the afore-mentioned “confused confusing”
environmental factors right from childhood; and concepts of right/wrong, sane/warped
have been attacked even before some basic foundations have been laid? Without external
influences, are we even sure we would turn out fine with reliable inner voices?

Also, regarding the “society”, it is made up of people like you and I, and so may not always be wrong if individually they heed their inner voices (if this inner voice is reliably right).

Me:
Indeed:

Who am I…?

Is this “I” an isolated random phenomenon?…

Is what I call “my life” a subjective story shaped by my concepts of right or wrong, is my “personal experience” only my own, am I only a sum of different confusions and mishaps?

Who is there to tell?…

Who – or What – is responsible for the clear perception within me, for “my” real successes,
for the true and authentic achievements hitherto?…

What can you rely on at the end of the day, when smashing successes turn to be
failures, and failures success…?

What is there to be trusted…?

Can I know anything for real?…
Indeed, do I know myself in order to trust myself?

The question can be also posed like this:
Do I know others in order to rely on myself?

Where do “I” begin, and where does the other fellow humans “finish”…?

Likewise, where begins the “internal” and where “the external”?

If my relation to you is “warped”, how can I ever stand upright? Meaning that
in order to trust myself, I have to trust you too…cause you and me is the problem,
the real discourse…the very foundation of anything.

Consequently, where there is a steadfast foundation built on trust and reciprocity,
we would turn out fine with our reliable inner voices.

About julienmatei
I feel an inner urge to express what I see, to communicate and share with others all these impressions. Often the things I see are there, not yet manifest, but waiting... to be observed, talked about, and embraced. These new insights need another approach, a more vivid curiosity... Due to fear and prejudice we prefer to see only "the official" truth - but THE OFFICIAL TRUTH IS DEAD - being dead, it has nothing to give... We can continue pretending Death is fascinating or... we can take the trouble to LIVE... THE NEW has no definition yet... Again, IT requires another "perception", the courage to apprehend everything differently, from a totally new angle, with new confidence and inquisitive touch. This blog is not about interesting concepts, it is about participation... finding new solutions, inspiration, togetherness.

7 Responses to Who am I to you? Who are you to me?

  1. Hahaha… interesting the way you ran with the ball I dropped. Almost fascinating. Very plausible in my own opinion nonetheless.
    Funny quite many of those questions have visited mind.
    Where I am confused, however, is how trust ends up being the only inevitable conclusion.
    I propose that you consider also the fact that there is probably no perfectly good strain in the environment. I think the problem dates back. Even the collective mind and moral of all humans on earth in their natural state may still not yield a perfect thing.
    If you think this were possible, then maybe such “pure” strains should also have found ways, after thousands of years, to try infiltrate the generality of humans with the good and have made the world a saner place. Or should they?
    I’d even like to meet some of them.

    • julienmatei says:

      I never ran with the ball – I just passed it back to you 😉

      The thing is: do we catch the ball, or “almost” seize it?…Are we here, or almost here…?

      What is thousands of years compared to a moment of true grasping?
      That´s all it takes for an Epihany to happen – a second.

      Within a second we can seize the light ball. A moment too late or too early and we don´t quite make it…

      Remember:

      Start infiltrating yourself with the good and make your inner and outer world a saner place.

      Not always easy…but then…It´s only You.
      You and me possibly, having a perfect strain of conversation now…

      • Hahahaha. And I’m juggling all the way with the ball….

        Well, I think even this strain on being stretched further over time will possibly reveal impurities of my limited knowledge and, who knows, maybe a proud desire to speak like a knowledgeable fellow.

      • julienmatei says:

        It´s a bore, if you run away with the balls, but it´s great to juggle together 🙂
        Let´s keep on doing that!

        Speaking of which, I can really juggle. Three, four balls,
        at some point I practiced and managed to do it with five.
        It took me one year to achieve that. Such immense joy when I managed.

        Juggling is like meditation in movement. You don´t have time to think. If you do, you spoil it all.

        So, instead of trying to be knowledgeable fellows, we should play more. 😉

      • I am with you on that. Let’s drop the books and drop balls.

      • julienmatei says:

        …ideas too 🙂

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