The way you function is governed by the question, “Who am l?” as Meher Baba. said. That’s the whole game. The whole push of evolution is to find out who you really are. In each incarnation, whichever sex you take, you’re looking for who you are, and you’re always trying to find that hidden part of yourself.
So if you’re a man, you’re trying really to find your inner feminine self; however, you may not see it that way directly. In the same way, a woman tries to balance her inner and outer selves.
You’re always trying to balance — it’s just the whole game of sanskaras, of opposites. When you’re pushed way over here, the pendulum automatically tries to get over there, and this is why you swing back and forth between male and female incarnations. In each incarnation, you are trying to find your inner self which, at the time of that incarnation, is the opposite of you.
This creates the drive for human love, for wholeness, for the union. Why do you fall in love? You only fall in love because you’re trying to find and unite with that other opposite within you. In the final spiritual journey, you’re not trying to find it in someone else; you are trying to balance it within yourself as your real identity.
THE AWAKENER MAGAZINE, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp. 60-61
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