What a question! Who do I become when I don’t get my way? Do I get angry? Quiet? Do I blame? Do I beat myself up? Feel guilty? Feel victimised? Sob and sulk? Tell everyone about how badly I was treated, or about my misery? Analyse and let the monkey mind take over? Or… and so on. Who do I become?
In ‘spiritual land’ the question ‘who am I’ often rules. But I find the question in this quote a lot easier to answer and a lot more useful.
I wouldn’t be able to describe who I am, but I definitely know how I respond. And that gives me plenty of insights to sit on. As in one situation I might become angry for example, but someone else wouldn’t. What does that say about me? And all of these reflections bring me closer to answering the big question ‘who am I? ;-)