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    Pubudu
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    How can I define myself.

    Hi! Recently been going through some of the articles here at tiny buddha,..thank you!! for the eye opening info,

    First post.

    Forgive my simple issue as I am trying to find how to define myself,
    If we are to find peace and happiness without external validation, but through inner peace.
    how do I define myself without what I am and my possessions. How can I find myself.
    if there is no “I” in this universe, what can i call my own,what do I hold to be grateful of…,
    I'm confused

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    anita
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    Dear Pubudu:

    It is confusing to make sense of all that we read because not all that is written in articles and in books, online and otherwise is true. Some is, some isn't. Some of what we read is contradictory to what we read before because different writers believe different things to be true. If we assume all that we read is objectively true, we will indeed be confused. I used to be confused.

    Let's look at this part in your post: “If we are to find peace and happiness without external validation, but through inner peace”- it is impossible for us humans, being the social animals that we are, to  find peace and happiness in isolation. We have to connect, to have satisfying relationships in order to be mentally well. Does that make sense to you in regard to the sentence I quoted?

    anita

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