We try so hard to define “who” we are when this is not possible. We are always in flux, ever changing, moment to moment. The cells that make up our bodies are constantly being born and dying, meanwhile 50 to 90 percent of those cells are not even human at all. Likewise, research into neuroplasticity has shown that the way we think and even our physiology change based on our everyday actions and thought patterns. We want to be a static thing, because that would be easier to grasp, but the attempt is like trying to grab onto water: you can feel it, but you just can’t hold on to it.
Based on a journal entry from 6.15.12