Who is the real me?

 पुण्यं  पापं  सौख्यं  दुःखं

 मन्त्रो  तीर्थं  वेदा  यज्ञाः 

अहं भोजनं नैव भोज्यं न भोक्ता

चिदानन्दरूपः शिवोऽहम् शिवोऽहम् ।।

About a couple of years back, I had written about the Nirvana Śhatakam.

Recently, I stumbled upon another poem, which isn’t anywhere in the same category or depth, but still carries a good message. Here it is…

Who am I you may well ask
I really wish I knew
If I am not myself at all

Then maybe I am you
To discover who I really am
Is really quite a task

Maybe I am someone else
Who wears a funny mask
I strive so hard to know myself
To discover the “real me”

My thoughts and feelings all confused
Yet still I cannot see
What makes me tick?
What makes me feel?
So very special and unique

My purpose in this glorious world
Is what I truly seek
I wish I could be creative, self confident and smart
Not quiet, shy and insecure
Emotional at heart

I wish I had the confidence to say what I really feel
Instead of fearing criticism
Uttering words that seem unreal
Why at times do I feel so alone
And just yearn for a friendly face
While at others I just long to be
In some far off distant place
With no one else to bother me

And disturb my rambling thoughts,
Until my conscience brings me back
To do the things I ought
And so I continue on my way
On this journey they call life

I try to do the best I can
Though at times the goings tough
I’ll do my part to refine the world
And make it a better place
By being “me” to my capacity
With each trial I have to face.

I leave you with this, and do read the six verses of Nirvana Śhatakam as well…

See you tomorrow!