Yes, it is important to ask the question ‘Who am I?’ You should ask this particularly in moments of great forgetfulness of the love and the beauty in yourself. Moments when you are in anguish, moments when you are drowning emotionally. Moments when you can’t find one person on the planet who actually loves you or understands you—that type of spiritual loneliness, not just physical loneliness. Moments that you are feeling totally depressed, like there’s nothing to live for. Moments when you feel you just can’t do it, you just can’t go on like this. Moments of your deepest fear.
It is in these moments that you should ask yourself, ‘Who am I?’
Am I weakness? Am I fearful? Am I scared and shallow and nasty and lacking? Am I that?
Or am I a child of God, created in the image and likeness of God? Am I this indestructible being? Am I this fearless being—fearless of life and fearless of death? Am I infinite love and strength and courage?
You should ask these questions especially in those drowning moments, because it is then that you need to know the answer the most.
Then, having that mindset, you should ask these questions in every moment. Not just when you’re in darkness and forgetfulness, but when you are in great joy and bounce and dance and light and calm and love. You should ask yourself in every moment, ‘Who am I?’
The answer? “I must be beauty. I must be magnificence embodied. I love life. I love God. I love my existence. I love who I am and where I am, and who I am with or who I am not with. I love it all.”