Inspired by the title of blog “I AM” of my niece Khushbu Desai, I thought I should write my views on I AM and the result follows.
I am son.
I am brother.
I am husband.
I am father.
I am uncle.
I am father-in-law.
I am relative.
I am friend.
I have purposefully ignored my other labels of age, sex, health and economic status, qualification and profession.
I am not the body that you see.
I am not the mind that shines and throws intelligence.
I am not what you say about me.
I am not what you think and certify of me.
I know happiness is an inner thing - a state of mind; physical things have no role to play.
I do not follow some so called religious GURU and I have allowed nobody whosoever to be my mentor. I have religion of my own. I understand popularly marketed religion and ready-made happiness tools have hardly any role to play. I think myself above physical and material things.
My decisions are my own and I am ready to get whatever it yields.
I know my limitations of body and intelligence.
I know frustrations of expectations and extraordinary ambitions.
I have certain physical, emotional and intelligent status and needs.
I know internet, cyber-world, television and cell phones are the present day gadgets and are need of the time - must for connectivity and knowledge. But I use them for myself and don’t let them make me addictive to any of them. There is life without them and beyond their capacity.
I want to love myself the most.
I want to love all around me un-conditionally.
I want to be what I am,
As I am,
And remain so,
Because, first of anything, I know
who I AM.