Excerpt About Person
When You Realize That You Are Not a PersonAs you go about exploring who and what you are, experiencing various qualities of essence, one day you realize that you are not a person at all. You walk around like an automaton, unable to make personal contact with anybody. Everyone seems like an object to you. You can even feel loving and compassionate without feeling like a real human being. Experiencing inner states does not necessarily make you a real human being who interacts with others and who has a human life. Not feeling like a person, you might feel ashamed, terrified of being found out. It’s the last thing you would show anybody. You feel that you’re missing something very basic, that you lack something fundamental. Everyone feels this lack because it is the basic quality of ego, but no one wants to tell anyone else.