I is for Identity and Illusion: Day-9

“Identity is often mistaken with name and appearance. Illusion is often considered as universal and real.”

What is identity in your opinion? I mean when we talk about identity we should also talk about identical. Where as identical is about the quality of things having similarity or having something in common, Identity is the term used to identify people so that we can mark an individual distinguishable from others.

For example if I ask who is Albert Einstein, most of people will easily recognize him by his name and his identity appears in front of them. So is identity just a name? For another instance, if I show you a set of photos and tell to recognize people in it, still most of people will recognize the picture of Albert Einstein in it. So is just identity our face?

We have never seen Albert Einstein in real, but still we can identify him. How? Because there is a similarity between what you were taught before and what I have asked now! Yes, now we are coming to the point. Is identity a perception? I mean is identity just a matching algorithm of what we know already and what we are been asked for! Is identity just a thought? If we go with above mentioned scenarios, then I think identity is just an illusion. There is no particular identity for us. Our identity changes with change in our thoughts. We are all still seeking for the real identity which is dynamic, but also the real purpose. Is our life itself a diversion to divert us from the truth we are all seeking for!

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Is our life an illusion? I mean what if we are feeling, doing, seeing are just happening within the mind of ourselves and we are unaware of it. Are we all living in one supreme brain and we all are just different point of views of this universal brain. We all know better that when we close our eye we see nothing and when we open it we see our surroundings. Then who knows that our eyes may be internally wired to show what’s going inside rather than outside, but to deviate us from truth we are given eyes on outside. Now apply the above assumption to the theory just mentioned above it. When we close our eyes, we see nothing because there is nothing outside but when we open we can see because everything is inside.

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I don’t want to confuse you more. I got this idea today morning and it took hours to make it into a readable one. I mean we all are seeing the same internal brain installed inside, but from different angles, that’s why our opinions differ. That’s why we all have different identities. That’s why we all have different ideas about it. That’s we refer God by so many names! Who knows? The term everything is inside should not be taken literally, I mean it should be taken as spiritually. Everything we need is inside. Everything we seek for is inside. We all are unaware of the mysteries of this world. I am not saying what I got as an idea is true, its just an idea after all. Your ideas on this are also welcome. The post is on I, where I is for ideas too.
This is my entry for A to Z challenge . It is already day 9 and it is on the letter ‘I’. ‘I’ is for Identity and Illusions. Hope you liked it.

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Coming to the challenge, as the name itself says it is very challenging. On every day of month April, except Sundays, which makes it to 26 days, each participant should publish a post relating to the letter corresponding to the number of the day thus completing all the 26 alphabets. For example on day 1, the post should be on something related on letter A, on the second day it should be related to B and this goes on. Exciting? Isn’t it?

And as always, thanks for reading. Keep researching on your, I mean our identity. It is the true purpose of our life, otherwise an illusion. Wishing you a great week ahead.

Is curiosity a cure? Or something else?

She was always curious about her life, about her existence. She wanted to know about everything, but she didn’t knew that knowing about everything is like being at every place on Earth, at the same time. Information was deforming her. She was not satisfied with what she knew, she wanted more! what was her cure? – Jackie Jain

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She was feeling lost,
that too in her own body.
Curiosity.

She aims to touch sky,
But cannot fly with her thoughts
No velocity.

Fighting her feelings,
Burying her emotions
Oh! It was pity.

She desires for more,
Only seeks information
Ultimate deity.

She was curious,
Her anger ferocious,
And getting mighty.

Search information
Spreading like disease within
Will she be happy?

Happiness is in
Being less curious.
Live life lovingly.

Curiosity is important to get answers for our questions and doubts. But isn’t curiosity to know about everything, curiosity to be everywhere making us restless and unsatisfied!? There is 71% water on the Earth, but it doesn’t mean that when we feel thirsty we have to drink all that water. There is a limit to everything. Even to curiosity. But I am not saying that we don’t have to be curious. I am just saying that we should have prior knowledge of why we are curious on that? Limited curiosity, being curious for things we actually want to know rather than being curious for things just because they exist. Happiness is being satisfied and living life with love and care. Limit curiosity, get satisfied with your curiosity, that’s the ultimate happiness. Curiosity is the cure for information, but a disease if used too much in quantity.

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Even though I have written Haikus before, this is first time I have written seven haikus in a single poem. Thanks for reading. Be curious, but in limits. Have a great week ahead.

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Haiku is a Japanese style of poetry which consists of 3 lines with 1st line and 3rd line having 5 syllables each and 2nd line with 7 syllables. Thus each Haiku having 17 syllables in total.
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