Who Am I?
"Who am I?"
The world tells us we should know
so we start collecting identifiers.
The "I am" becomes attached to
qualifiers and quantifiers,
and the search game begins.
Who am I?
My gender, my behavior, my moods?
Or am I my needs and desires?
No wait, I'm my skills, possessions, and actions.
Who am I? The roles I play, my age, beliefs and values?
Or am I my story, my status, events and situations?
What can really define me?
We become attached to these identifiers
even to those that change and no longer apply.
We use them to introduce ourselves,
to relate to others and to feel safe.
What if the identifiers you use can't define you?
Who are you?