Here is a picture of your Five Eyes, your Five I’s:
But wait, you may say, I only see four.
Let’s consider them one at a time.
First your Eye. Not any eye. Not just the physical object in your head, of which you have two, but your seeing eye, the Eye that you see physical objects with. The Eye that you are using to read this. YOUR eye. Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.
Next your “i”, your little-I. Freud called it the ego, Merton the False Self. For you it is the I that you think you are. Constructed from your sensations, from what you are taught, and from what you experience, it is your persona, the mask you wear. It is the person you appear to be to others, and to yourself. Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.
Third your actual I. The I that is the unique Individual that you actually are, the I who you actually are. Actually physical, actually experiencing, actually present in a transpersonal reality. Physical, Psychological, and Spiritual. Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.
Fourth is your Other I, the I of the Other, the I you are not, the I represented by the word “and”. You AND your brother, sister, father, mother, friend, lover, enemy. You AND I. Your Not-I. Your neighbor who is your self. The I in the way when we are on the way to who We are meant to be. The I between Me and We. Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.
On the upside of your Other I is the Aye that you and I are meant to be. The Aye that We are when we learn to be. The whole story. The Holy Story. History, Heresy, Ecstasy, Mystery. Turned around, upside down, We. Whee. Whee. See? Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.
There you have it. Your five eyes. Think about it. Think again. Repent. Metanoia.