Where do I come from?

Where do I come from? What’s my origin?

HUMAN SELF

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.

MYSTERY

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.


INITIAL NOTES

  • 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

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How come there is anything at all? How come there is something rather than nothing? That’s the ultimate mystery.

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