Who am I?  - 01

 

Am I my name

thatโ€™s spelled and called

rolodexed and scrawled

printed on my certificate of birth

engraved on my stone of death?

 

Who am I?  - 02

 

Am I my gender

that appoints me a color

that dictates my behavior

that tells me what gender

I can and canโ€™t love?

 

Who am I?  - 03

 

Am I my job

that assigns my tasks

that pays my bills

that takes my time

that distracts me from

where I truly belong?

 

Who am I?  - 04

 

Am I my government

who enforces my corrections

who programs my perceptions

who controls through deceptions?

 

Who am I?  - 05

 

Am I my family

who birthed me

who supported me

who abandoned me

who loves me

who hurts me?

 

Who am I?  - 06

 

Am I my culture

who showed me

when and how to use my mouth

when and how to move myself

when and where to expose myself?

 

Who am I?  - 07

 

If I am what I eat

am I all that I consume?

 

Who am I?  - 08

 

Am I my clothes my car my home

my stacking washer drier

my ultra lash mascara

my designer diaper bag

my stash of dirty mags?

 

Who am I?  - 09

 

Am I vegan raw gluten free?

Am I low carb paleo grass fed beef?

Am I free range organic raised naturally?

 

Who am I?  - 10

 

Am I the things that I do or donโ€™t do?

The miles that I run

the projects I complete

the chores that go undone

the books I never read?

 

Who am I?  - 11

 

Am I the things that I do or donโ€™t say?

The opinions I profess

the emotions I repress

the expression I dare not share

the chatter I release without care?

 

Who am I?  - 12

 

Am I my addictions?

My oral fixations

my sexual relations

my material attachments

my emotional reactions?

 

Who am I?  - 13

 

Am I what I fear most?

The monster under the bed

the spider above my head

the money I may never make

the possibility of vulnerability and heartbreak?

 

Who am I?  - 14

 

Am I the wounds that I carry through life

the scars from my past traumas

the pain of my ongoing dramas?

 

Who am I?  - 15

 

Am I a collection of the stories I believe?

That tell me right from wrong

that tell me what I can achieve?

 

Who am I?  - 16

 

Am I the ugliness I sometimes feel?

The body that should be thinner

the face that should be fairer

the mind that should be calmer

the heart that should be stronger?

 

Who am I?  - 17

 

Or am I just this being?

 

Who am I?  - 18

 

Who sees with these eyes

who breathes with this breath

who tastes with this mouth?

 

Who am I?  - 19

 

Who moves with this body

who thinks with this mind

who feels with this heart?

 

Who am I?  - 22

 

Who laughs and cries

who suffers and aches

who rejoices and celebrates?

 

Who am I?  - 21

 

Who has an inner fire that burns

with passion and intention

with the ability to release

without a moment of apprehension?

 

Who am I?  - 20

 

Who has the innate wisdom

the unfailing intuition

the unlimited propensity

to transform endlessly?

 

Who am I?  - 23

 

Who exists in this moment

that comes and goes

that ebbs and flows?

 

Who am I?  - 24

 

Am I just this being

who can choose to be anything

who can choose to be everything

who can choose to be nothing?

 

Who am I?  - 25

 

Am I that?

Am I none of that?

Am I all of that?

Am I so much more than that?

 

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