who-am-i

Who am I?

Well..to write about ourself is something that we are never comfortable with. And in my first year of MA, this was exactly what my Buddhist Studies class started with.
First assignment: Who am I?
Being a poet at heart I submitted this:

Drifting Clouds

Sometimes I drift away
crossing the time limits
following the rivers way
or climbing the higher summits
 
Happily with the birds I fly
or join the wolves while they cry
Sometimes I like to be the sun
sole and aloof from everyone
The moon is my best friend at times
for I like to be with the loved one’s of mine
 
Occasionally like a pond of water
I sit uninterested, whatever the matter
Sometimes I am the waterfall
spraying drops of happiness on one and all
I can be as gentle as the winter sun
or a bolt of lightning as the tempers run
 
Do not try to understand
for I am as unpredictable as I am told
Do not try to stretch your hand
for drifting clouds you cannot hold….
 
Well but this was not something the professor expected and of course I was asked to resubmit. So I searched the web, read a few books in search of who I am. But then suddenly I realised that the answer to this question would not be in any book or on any web site. It should lie within me.
I dislike saying,”I am trying to find myself” because my identity is not lost, it just needs more discovering. Luckily for me, what I do and what I want to be, helps me discover more about myself.
Every day my experience and knowledge increase, and I learn more about myself, another piece of the identity puzzle is revealed. Mostly, I like what is unearthed. I am not worried that I don’t know everything about myself. As I get older, I’ll figure it out.
Until then..the Kaleidoscope of my life will continue to surprise me! 🙂

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