“Who are you?”
This is one of the ‘Four Fundamental Questions of Life' that Neale Donald Walsch is challenging you to ask yourself every single day, starting today.
Because in this day in age, where social media being is a prevalent part of our daily lives, it’s all too easy to get caught up in someone else’s mini-drama or micro-dilemma… And to lose sight of who we truly are.
These four questions may seem simple on the surface…
But as you’ll find out in this short but profound video, they’re deceptively powerful in helping you find clarity of your true Self.
We often wear a mask as we go through our days. We try to become someone else and in the process we forget who we really are.
Questioning your true self behind the identity you show to the world might seem like taking a risk of losing yourself. However, it is the very thing that will help you find connection with the real you and the place you occupy in this world.
Neale Donald Walsch is not only a best-selling author: His books are the translation of his own insights delivered to him by the divine. His series of books, Conversations With God started as a letter to God for which, to his greatest surprise, he received an answer. After nineteen years, the divine has spoken to him again.
In this short video, Neale shares 4 profound questions about redefining your true existence on this planet. Asking them daily from yourself will make you see every day as a precious gift and a new found opportunity.
Prefer to Read: Transcript:
Neale Donald Walsch (NDW): So, people go through their entire lives without ever asking these extremely powerful and fundamental questions.
#1 “Who am I?”
#2 “Where am I? What is this place called physicality? Where am I? What is this?”
#3 “Why am I where I am? Why am I here?”
#4 “What is it my opportunity to do about that? What do I intend to do about that?”
Now, I’ll give you my answers. When I say, “Where am I?”, I don’t mean where you are right now. In the supermarket or at the train station.
I don’t mean that. I mean “Where am I?” in the broadest sense. That is, “What is this place, this earth, this environment in the cosmos?”
How I would answer those questions if I were looking into the mirror right now is…
“Who am I?”
I’m an individuation of divinity.
I’m an expression of God.
I am a singularization of the singularity.
I am a derivation of the essential essence.
I am to god as is a wave is to the ocean.
I know when I say that sometimes people say that it’s formulaic. It sounds like an answer that I’ve given a thousand times before.
That’s because I have given that as an answer a thousand times before. I ask myself this question all the time.
When you internalize the answer, when you are not saying something by rote…
But saying something that has emotional content and meaning for you…
“I really am a demonstration of divinity. I really am an individuation of all that is, an invitation of God.”
That sets a context and creates the contextual experience of my identity and my true self.
“If that’s who I am, then where am I? What’s this place that I find myself in?”
The answer for me is…
I am in the realm of the relative, where things are relative to other things. Where there’s big and small, fast and slow, up and down, left and right, here and there, before and after, now and then…
Good and evil, male and female…
So, I am in the realm of the physical where I have physicalized – because who I am is not physical, it’s metaphysical.
The singularization of the singularity of who I am as a soul or a spirit. But that spirit has chosen to physicalize in the realm of physicality so that I might express and experience myself.
“Why am I where I am?”
I’m in the realm of the physical because that is the only aspect of the kingdom of God, which is all the kingdom of heaven…
It’s the only aspect of life, within the realms of life, that I can really experience and express my true nature.
I can’t do it in the realm of the absolute, because in the realm of the absolute I simply know who I am.
I always am divine…
It’s always here…
It’s always now…
I’m always the experience and the expression of love…
So, I always love, here and now. Love, here and now. Love, here and now…
That’s all very lovely to know that, but I want to experience it. I want to express it.
So, the expression of it is what occurs when I’m in the realm of the physical, and that’s why I’m in the realm of the physical…
That’s why I’m living my life the way that I’m living it. Because it’s giving me a chance to express my true nature.
“What is your opportunity to do about that?”
That question is answered in every single moment, in every golden moment of now.
From one moment to the next, each moment will provide a stage upon which you can act out. Not in the sense of pretending, but in the sense of simply putting into action your decision and your choice about who you are.
For instance, right now you asked me this question and this golden moment gives me a chance to act out my idea of who I am.
My idea of who I am is that aspect of divinity called “clarity.” I am clear about who I am, why I’m here and what my opportunity is…
And I’m demonstrating my clarity right now. That’s how the whole formula works.
Vishen Lahkiana (VH): So, the first question, which you say you want to ask this to yourself once or twice a day.
The first question is: “Who am I?”
Second question is: “Where am I?”
Third question is: “Why I am here?”
Fourth question: “What am I going to do about it?”
Neale Donald Walsch (NDW): That’s it. It’s a very simple formula, but it’s very empowering.
Because you can ask yourself these questions anytime, driving in the car, standing in the shower, moving through the post office… it doesn’t matter where you are.
You can ask yourself these questions and it becomes a mental discipline to just check back in and make sure that you are on track and haven’t got lost in the labyrinth of life…
Where it starts to seem that you are not who you are and you have no idea of what’s going on, or why it’s happening.
More than one person has spent a minute or two asking themselves: “Why is this going on?” I don’t understand, why is this happening to me?”
But if you stay connected to the four fundamental questions of life, those questions go away.
Vishen Lahkiana (VH): Because these questions give you clarity by reminding you who you really are.
Neale Donald Walsch (NDW): And why you are here.
Vishen Lahkiana (VH): If any of you have read Neale’s books then please leave a comment. Let the world know how they've influenced you.
What I love in this video is the part where Neale shares his own answer to these four simple questions.
This shows you just how deep and profound this exercise really is.
We should all be asking ourselves questions and thinking through our ideas to help us reach our goals.
Try it out yourself, and share in the comments section what answers you came up with.
I would love to hear from you. 🙂
How would you answer these 4 questions? Share them with us in the comments below!
Neale Donald Walsch is a modern-day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. The Conversations with God series of books that emerged from his search for spiritual meaning has been translated into 37 languages, touching millions and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives. 19 years after the Conversation with God book 3 was released, which both the world and Neale thought was the last in the series, Neale found himself drawn into that familiar, yet unexpected dialogue with God. And this time, he received a new breathtaking revelation for the world — “Awaken The Species” — A blueprint to humanity’s next great evolutionary leap.