Who are you?

“When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” ― Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

Your name?

Your job title?

Your bank balance?

Your circle of friends?

You don’t honestly know, if only because, apart from your social conditioning, you’ve never looked much further.

It’s OK. It’s like that for most people. If they do look, it’s usually too late.

The flipside is that if you go looking for the next (faux) liberation, you’ll find yourself exhausted.

Stop.

Sit.

And do nothing.

No, this isn’t a meditation instruction but rather my crass attempt to get you to sit still long enough to ask one simple question (thank you Darryl Bailey):

What is there when there is no thinking?

If you’re able to construct a semblance of an answer — which may be nothing more than a series of hackneyed lines — then you may find yourself exploring new territory. If nothing falls in then that that’s OK too. Life’s like that: there’s no this or that that you need worry about.

But, in all seriousness, it’s important to enquire within if only to bring a quiet peace into your life. If you don’t, you’ll continue to run around like a headless chicken.

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