ever use the phrase, "Me, Myself and I !"
it is usually used when either doing something only for oneself, or by oneself - stating unequivocally that only 1 person is being considered, me !
however, there is a fundamental philosophical truth therein.
if one ever decides to take that first step ( of a thousand steps, as it were ), where do we start ? with "me", of course .. not us, but me !
each of us has to walk our own path .. we may bump into other people once in a while ( they come, they go ), but essentially, it is a solitary path taking us to an ultimately solitary Goal.
now i have me, but what do i do with me ? "me" may be not think myself to be God material ... may not even have a grasp of the fundament concept of what "god" is ..
here we have to take an unabashed, brutally honest look at myself - who and what comprises this creature named "john" or "paul" ? peel off the layers that are merely dust covers of the rich content that is so vigorously protected ... am i my name, am i my attributes, do i exist on a purely physical or animalistic level, do i spend a lifetime seeking to satisfy an emotional need , do i wander aimlessly in a smokey mind of inexhaustible thoughts - who am i ? and why am i not happy in the pursuits i, myself, chose to undertake ? or am i happy wallowing in my misery ? do i want more than what my life comprises of right now ?
and then the "I" - the ultimate Goal ... there has been enough said of this so repetition is unnecessary ..
apply this "me, myself and I" philosophy in a new light : whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, we all walk alone .. best to know who we are walking with and even more importantly, where we are going :)