Thursday, 13 December 2012
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I think I understand what this means, but I tried to explain it to my wife and I don't think I did very well.

What is an easy way to explain what this means?
9 years ago
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Accepted Answer
To identify is to place one's identity within a given situation, or to allow a circumstance or event to shape who you are. If a scene of anger arises, where violent, sarcastic and destructive words are uttered, we will identify if we in turn react with similar emotions. Therefore, our identity becomes one with that event: we become the identity of our own anger that has arisen in response to their external stimuli.

To not identify means to not place one's identity within the anger that arises in response to an insulting comment, or the fear and negativity toward being poor, etc. When a person does not identify with the ego, they in turn identify with their true identity: the Inner Being.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

9 years ago
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#2656
Accepted Answer
To identify is to place one's identity within a given situation, or to allow a circumstance or event to shape who you are. If a scene of anger arises, where violent, sarcastic and destructive words are uttered, we will identify if we in turn react with similar emotions. Therefore, our identity becomes one with that event: we become the identity of our own anger that has arisen in response to their external stimuli.

To not identify means to not place one's identity within the anger that arises in response to an insulting comment, or the fear and negativity toward being poor, etc. When a person does not identify with the ego, they in turn identify with their true identity: the Inner Being.

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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