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What is personality really, in your Spiritual understanding?

We all seem to have different personalities that make us seem unique.
I am curious, where does personality rise from? The Soul? The ego? The conditioning/programming?
How is personality linked to our sense of identity?
What happens to our personality when we pass thru what some call death?
What is someone really saying when they state, “That’s just the way I am”.
Please feel free to add any related comments & explain fully.
Thanks for answering.
Many Blessings!

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  • actually personality arises from what you hmmmmmmmm, who am i kidding ? jeez, I dont understand that guy really, sometimes he just arghhhhhhhhh I give up ! I give up !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shiva says dont be affraid of what you have become, Shiva says its normal for someone who is there at this moment to be feeling happy for nothing, Shiva says its normal that you are self aware of the things you know of at this moment too,Shiva says its another stage to be passed.

    Shiva says dont go seeking for your own personality but simply to let IT build up within you from the silence of your mind and that would become your true personality without you trying to attach yourself to IT. IT is this way simply for you to embrace every aspect of your life without being affraid of change

    Shiva says it takes the mirror to show you your own reflection so Shiva says dont worry too much about building your personality or try to define it, Shiva says let the mirror of the physical world tell you of your own personality and Shiva says that is where grace will come unto you

    Shiva said it was you who tried to escape the bondage of your own personality before and it would be the same process over again if you try to define your own personality again. Shiva says dont be trapped in this process again. Shiva says you only need to roll the ball once to know its round.

    Shiva says let “her“ define your personality, Shiva says it was `her` who was there helping you. Shiva says let her do her job. Shiva says dont be affraid of this, dont be affraid. Shiva says you are not the only one in this stage so dont be affraid

    Shiva says personality for you now is not the one from the past but the personality which will grow from what you will let from this moment on.Shiva says let your growth become your personality, Shiva says this personality will never be heavy upon you simply because you are not attached to it. Shiva says you need to be in the moment and if you are in the moment there is no choice but to let go of the illusion of our own personality, Change is a rule of Nature, personality too changes according to this

    Shiva says dont hold on to personality because sometimes it can hinder your own growth, Shiva asks you to look at the tree, Shiva says the tree can grow simply because it is not attached to any personality, The tree simply let `her` do the job with it. So the `her` in the tree makes the tree grow, She guides the roots of the tree to seek its minerals, She guides the leafs to grow where it can get sunshine. Shiva says let `her` define your growth wheter emotionally,intellectually,or personality. Just take the ride but dont worry you will never ever lose the sense of `self`

    Shiva says you went ahead and peeled of the onion layer by layer seeking whats inside, now that you realise what is there its time for you again to see the onion as it is. An onion. ONION is the absolute reality, peeling is the seeking, you peeled to know the ONION as it is and in the process progressed over so many stages of the evolution of the mind itself. Onion is an Onion again

    Shiva asks what you wanna do now ? Shiva says connect it to your life, time to reconnect IT to your life. Shiva says you cannot keep it seperate from your life thinking you could hold on to the supply of bliss,Shiva says it is suppose to be merged in your life not seperate you from your life. IT was not seperate in the first place, its the seeking that gives you the illusion that IT was seperate

    Shiva says dont be affraid to merge IT, Shiva says you cannot talk about IT forever without merging IT into your life, Shiva says IT`s this process which makes your life blossom into much more, Shiva says IT`s this that makes your existance complete IT`s journey. Shiva says you will never lose `her` again but as you merge IT into your physical life that is when `She` will stay with you. That is her nature. This is why she took you for a ride. To find your true personality, a personality which you yourself could`nt bind in mere words or behaviour but only to see it bloosom thru you.

    My respects to everyone here
    My respects to the Elders
    All praises is for Lord Shiva/Jesus/Allah/Nature/Budhha/Source/That
    I am nothing, I own no knowledge whatsoever
    All mistakes is mine alone
    I love you all, You all are Shiva actually
    Om Shanti

    Edit: Sister, I dont know my own personality actually and I think not knowing is good too until someone throws a truth upon you which resonates with your heart that makes you change for your own good and to accept the change I think I gotta be nothing to change easyly,just my thoughts

  • Experiential truth waters and feeds the immortal soul over many lifetimes and each one reflects through personality the level one has attained. The programming/conditioning are catalysts dual in nature and like a whirling stone on the end of a string the dual force will either drag you away from the center or pull you back toward it. When we die, the images good or bad that we have responded to will determine our forthcoming personality. This to me is the height of fairness. “That’s just the way I am” can be taken as a concession towards the realizing of the above or it can also be taken as an exasperated feeling of weakness.

  • Hi ya Just Be!

    Personality is only ripe when a man has made the truth his own! Every man is born as many men but die as a single one.

    “We trust we have an honest conscience as we wish to conduct ourselves honestly in all things.”–Hebrews 13:18.

    Luke 6:43-45
    43 “For there is not a fine tree producing rotten fruit; again there is not a rotten tree producing fine fruit. 44 For each tree is known by its own fruit. For example, people do not gather figs from thorns, nor do they cut grapes off a thornbush. 45 A good man brings forth good out of the good treasure of his heart, but a wicked man brings forth what is wicked out of his wicked [treasure]; for out of the heart’s abundance his mouth speaks.

    Peace and prosperity to you!

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  • The word personality is derived from the word persona meaning mask or cover. Personality is a cover or mask over the soul and as such it is the stuff created by ‘ego/conditioning/programming’.The identity created by separating from the soul is beset with problems but we think that by casting it off we would be nobody.Actually, by removing the covering soul manifests itself in all its glory and uniqueness with which it always existed/exist.

  • To put it all in short, one’s personality is actually a balance/ equilibrium between the ‘Id’ and ‘Super-ego’ as created by one’s ‘ego’.

    * The ‘Id’ is the ‘pleasure principle’ that is concerned with satisfaction of the instinctual needs, without care for the other person’s comforts. It wants instant self gratification. Eg, A child snatches another child’s pencil that appeals to him
    * The ‘super-ego’ on the other hand acts as our conscience, and works in contradiction to the id. It controls our sense of right and wrong and guilt, and gets us to act in socially acceptable ways. Eg. the same child refrains from doing so, fearing punishment at school or home ( or realizing that it is morally incorrect).
    * The ‘ego is the ‘reality principle’ and mediates among the id, the super-ego and the external world. It strives to find a balance between primitive drives and reality. Eg. The same child demands of his parents that he be given a similar pencil .

    So, when someone says, ‘that’s the way I am’, he/she is referring to his ego state. When you die, all that remains is memories of what you were (in terms of your personality)……….. people remember you for what you were and what you stood for…

  • Personality comes from the spirit, and when the body dies you lose your identity. Maybe it’s some kind of wavelength, different for each spirit, of course!0!

    Good luck!

  • Your personality come the programming in your life…. it come from what you believe.. people you look up to.. where you live.. the people you hangout with.. the people you work with or for… it is basically learned as you grow

  • We have covered a lot of that in the past, but I really miss you Lil…Wish you would come visit or send me an email…
    Best
    MM

  • Conditioning/ego (is there really a difference ^_^?). It’s probably slightly genetic, but I tend to think it has more to do with experiences/the way you were brought up, simply because I myself have changed personality so much.

  • It’s the sum total of one’s genetic predispositons, the effects of raising by parents and the social interaction among peers.

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