Who Am I?
The question, “What does it mean to be an individual?” cannot be answered by society. How can society answer this question when it knows nothing about the inside of a person? Society’s concern is with the outside. The business of society is, was, and always will be the outside. The question “Who am I?” is relevant only to an individual.
If you are at the point where you can even ask this question to yourself, it means that you have already taken the first step in recognizing that the answers to your most important questions of life are not outside. With this question, you have looked in the right direction—you have looked for your answers within.
“Who am I?” marks the beginning of a new inquiry – Self-Inquiry. With the birth of this question, your spiritual quest to know yourself has begun.
Modernization, in some ways, has taken away the deeper meaning and purpose from life. It has severed the roots of our ancient spiritual connections. Yet somehow, it has empowered us by giving us greater freedom to choose for ourselves what is good and bad.
Now, more than ever before, we can easily afford to get back to our inner spiritual roots. It is an altogether different matter as to how many of us want to exercise this choice. Today, an individual is in a much better position to choose a path of his own.