Wonder: The same self we were as a child

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Despite the continuous change of our body and mind over time, there is a constant self that threads through our entire life. It is the same self we were as a child. We can connect with our young self in memory; we know we are essentially the same person.

What is this constant presence that remains unchanged?
It is pure consciousness – the awareness of awareness.


6 thoughts on “Wonder: The same self we were as a child

    1. That’s an interesting point. I wonder if there can be a convergence with the Christian perspective. My question is: before my parents met, where is my soul?

      1. Thatsca good question. We believe our soul is a part of us from the beginning of conception, created in the image of God and in some way , a reflection of the Creator.
        As far as convergence is concerned, one could be from the other just as easily.

      2. I doubt finding converging points is so easy even if I wish it were so. I’m confused by your explanation. Can you clarify that bit about ‘our soul is a part of us’? How many us are there?

      3. “Never tell a child,” said George Macdonald, ‘you have a soul. Teach him, you are a soul; you have a body.’ As we learn to think of things always in this order, that the body is but the temporary clothing of the soul, our views of death and the unbefittingness of customary mourning will approximate to those of Friends of earlier generations.” – See more at: http://mereorthodoxy.com/you-dont-have-a-soul-cs-lewis-never-said-it/#sthash.AOzXBbfr.dpuf

        Even I have quoted this as coming from C.S. Lewis.
        It is Biblical, though.

      4. Yes, because your earlier comment of ‘our soul is a part of us’ confused me. Thanks for taking the time to reply.

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