#15 Meditations on Identity 1

Exploring different ideas of identity:

We often think of “ourselves” as our personality and our body.

Are you really these things? 

If you are not trained in anatomy, then many other people know “your” body better than you do.

You do not make your heart beat, you don’t make your blood flow, it does that without “your” intervention.  

The idea of personality is an abstract concept. It doesn't actually exist anywhere.  It’s something created by thoughts and interactions.  

You may have a relationship with your body and with the idea of your personality but you are not those things. 

So who are you actually?