What is your “Essence”?
We have discussed mind, free will, religion, and oh so many other topics here ... but what is your Essence? What makes you uniquely YOU?
Is it personality, character, intelligence, appearance, education, career, being a parent or child? Each of us have many roles at any time and many distinct traits ... but what makes you you?
Or is it our body and mind; our heart or soul; our mind or consciousness; our words, thoughts and deeds; the innate goodness that’s in each of us; the sum of all our parts …
… what is left when we die and all these dissolve back into the soil? Is it our children; their memories of us; the stories we wrote or told; the house we built; or invention we made ... what is left?
[This is something I have struggled with for ages and it's getting circular ... am looking for your input, any contribution to get me thinking differently would be greatly appreciated?]
Who are You?
Closing Statement from Kate Blake
Thanks everyone for a fascinating conversation. Much thanks to TED for providing the forum.
Well worth reading for the different input ... off to seek my 'essence' see you in a while!