The first and foremost of all the thoughts that arise in the mind is the primal “I”-thought. It is only after the rise or origin of the “I”-thought that innumerable other thoughts arise.That thought comes from The Collected Works of Ramana Maharshi published in 1959. Sri Ramana Maharshi spent most of his life in Arunachala in South India. His teachings were rooted in non-dualism and self-awareness. Ramana Maharshi said many things over the course of his seventy years. His thoughts about the “I” or the self can be considered a subjective belief expressed objectively.
Our innate beliefs are rooted in the consciousness of our entity, which is a collection of souls. Our entity is a psychic structure. It is composed of many selves. Each self within our entity is aware and focused on its own dimension and time of activity. The body in each of these dimensions is not aware of other dimensions, but the self or "I" is aware.
Our life, just like messages that leap over our nerve endings, is a psychic message that leaps across the nerve cells of a multidimensional structure. But we are more than a message sent to a superself. We are not lost in an unforgiving universe. The self we call "I" has a memory of all our simultaneous existences just like the cells that retain a memory of our physical structures.
In human form, we consciously put all experiences in time concepts so we interpret these simultaneous lives in reincarnational terms. We believe one happens before another. All our lives exist at once just like the cells that make up our physical form. As the entity completes one journey within a specific dimension the consciousness it is not destroyed or absorbed by another aspect of the self. That consciousness chooses where to focus using awareness as the light of existence.