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! 🙂