Where do I come from? What’s my origin?
As a human self, I come from my parents, my culture, my species, my ancestors going back to the first single-celled organisms. I come from and am part of this living planet. I am an expression of this evolving universe. And so on.
WHAT I AM
As what I am, it’s different. Here, I can’t find any place I am coming from. I am from nowhere. And here, I have no parents, no country, I belong to no species, I belong to no planet, and so on. To me, all of these happen within and as what I am.
Ultimately, I come from and am mystery.
As this human self in the universe, my ultimate origin is mystery. That there is anything at all – that there is something rather than nothing – is the ultimate mystery.
And as what I am, I am mystery and I am mystery to myself.
As both who and what I am, my origin is mystery and I am mystery.
- Where do we come from?
- As who we are, from our parents, culture, ancestors, living Earth, evolving universe, etc.
- And more fundamentally, from nowhere
- Here, I have no parents, no country, I belong to no species, I belong to no planet, and so on
- All of these happen within and as what I am
How come there is anything at all? How come there is something rather than nothing? That’s the ultimate mystery.