How much do we know about ourselves? I mean how much really do we get to know ourself in our lifetime?
Makes you think isn’t it? At least one pauses, before we answer this, if some one asks this question to us. What kind of a person are we within ourself?
Well I know, we can easily fix up some adjectives along- like saying I am a happy go Lucky person, I am full of positive vibes, I am an optimist or a pessimist, I am an extrovert or an introvert etc,etc; But who are we deep down, do we really know ourselves, there are times when we ourselves cannot under stand what we need. There are days you don’t even understand yourself. Without any reason for that matter we get upset, we go into a shell, we kind of get lost. And then it becomes impossible for us ourselves to please us isn’t it.
Have you ever wondered what is that we really want from ourselves, we are well aware of what we want from others for that matter. Stop! Pause! Do a favour. Ask yourself this question today. Dear Me, Who are you really, what do you want from within yourself? Are you happy being me, or do you have any other expectation out of myself? Are you content with what you are? Could you give a true feedback so I may look within myself. You may be surprised with the answers which comes after a lot of soul searching.
There are times we act mysteriously, some kind of depression sits on you and refuses to leave, it follows you like a shadow, some unknown reason which you can’t pin point to, but all you need are reasons to make your heart heavy. It goes on for a few days and all of a sudden one day you wake up and feel happy or cheerful, again no particular reason what so ever. If asked for a reason you have none. Mysterious isn’t it. That’s exactly why I ask What do we know about ourselves?
“To be or not to be: that is the question” spoken by Prince Hamlet from William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet considerably seems like an easy question, compared to the real questions we need to ask ourselves who to be or what to be. We keep evolving with every situation and circumstances. We are not the same person we were years ago. But what we are deep inside has already formed many a years ago probably when we were much smaller, all the outer layers form like a thick coat with the years of evolving as we call it. If peeled like an onion layer by layer can we find that true self inside or has that rottened up? The child- like nature of every human being should be the core inside the layers, if not the rotten state inside can emit the stale smell outside inspite of all the layers which has engulfed around us. The true state has to be rediscovered, once again if it has been lost along many a things we had to loose in this world while co existing or living as we simply call. For it’s the true state of being ourselves differentiate us from being the other person we have become in the course of time. It’s easy to blame others or much more easier to give excuses for what we have become today, but always remember during this course it is the essence of being ourself we have lost much more than all. For which only we are answerable not others.
So isn’t it time, that a little soul searching is done, before we point our forefinger at others and the other three fingers point back at you.
Are we truly, what we think we are, or is it time we started peeling the layers one by one for a rediscovery of our true self – our inner self, the child like state we left behind.
Come let’s rediscover ourselves, if not for others; just for our own self. A rediscovery of the true self which we were meant to be, hidden deep inside our soul and which, with a little persuasion and inspiration can be brought out to the light. For faith shines brightest in a child-like soulful heart.