My heart has been calling me to create a "Deeper Authenticity" workshop, so I'm setting the intention to be open to creating that this year and it's now on my radar so to speak, so as I come across articles, books, conversations, sudden inspirations, old journal entries, etc. that feel relevant to that topic, I'll begin collecting that information all in one place.
If you were like me, you grew up learning how to be other than yourself (to please others and fit in), and then came a period of trying to 'deprogram' all of that, to find the uniqueness of your own soul in this physical incarnation. Things like: what your true interests and preferences are, what you came here to learn/experience/do, how to discern your inner voice from that of others, etc.
From the higher perspective, we are all One, so there seems to be an inherent conflict between finding your uniqueness and seeing the Oneness we all are. Finding Yourself is inherently a body-personality perspective to take, it can promote the idea of separation and comparing, etc. which conceptually is in direct conflict with the non-separation view of Oneness.
Can you hold the Oneness view while viewing another's uniqueness? Or do you simply see them as another aspect of yourself that is love and light with no discernment? Is that what the view of Oneness really looks like?
For example, when you look at a tree and feel connected/at One with it, are you in that moment distinguishing it's a tree? If you do distinguish it as something different from yourself (although you feel at One with it in the moment)...does this mean you are still viewing it from a place of separation? Does it matter if you are when you feel so connected/at One with it?
These are questions I don't have answers to yet, I'm putting it out the Universe and will see what insights come my way 'externally' and via meditation.
Would love to hear your thoughts on the subject!
P.S. Going back to the title of this post, Finding Yourself to Lose Yourself...from my own personal experience, I spent a good part of my life finding myself to ultimately lose myself (still in progress). Somehow these concepts will be factored into my Deeper Authenticity workshop. <3