Do we really know who we are? Does the mirror really show our real face? Do we really acknowledge the changes that we incur as we grow up? I think these are some of the questions that we need to ask if we think about our identity, our existence, our self or to put it in one phrase, when we ‘self – reflect’.
Often times what we are and what we want to be are two completely different things, but still, they are two sides of the same coin. We can’t understand one without taking the other into account. The society and the community we live in plays a vital role in shaping us into who or what we grow up to be. And in this process, our ‘real self’ gets lost somewhere.
Thinking about oneself is not easy. People may even call us selfish because of it. But I think it is very necessary if we want to have a better understanding of ourselves, our identity and our capabilities. Musing about self – reflection these are the lines that flow through my mind –
Let me be in my imaginary world
Let me enjoy the sun and the moon together
Let me live my life on my own terms
Let me be just who I am.
Layers of masks covering a face
Peel one off – another comes up
Disguised in masks all through life
The self-forgets what one is actually like.
Billions of stars shining up high
To touch one – it is impossible to try
So rather than touching why not be one
And try to evade the darkness around.
Live the moment before it crushes on you
Enjoy as the day and night merges into one
Let others say what they like
Only you must know who you really are.