Who Am I?

Who am I?

Am I a woman?

Am I a mother?

Am I a thinker?

Am I a writer or a photographer?

Am I what I do?

No one asks anything of a tree, and yet they are a tree. No one asks anything of the sun, and yet, it is the sun.

Are we our relationships?

Are we our accomplishments?

Are we our feelings?

Even asking the question, begs for a static, one or two-word answer.

Why do I have to be one thing or even three?

I’m as complicated as the ocean, and as simple as a puppy.

I’m as fluid as oxygen and as solid as old oak.

I’m as weak as a blade of grass and as strong as mother’s love.

I am warmth of a summer day and the cool breeze that brings relief.

I am destruction of an earthquake and the majesty of sunrise.

I am many and one at the same time.

If you strip away my conditioning and my culture, who am I?

I am the flame of a candle.

The beacon of a lighthouse.

Lighting the way.

Follow it.

Follow it until you find yourself.

About mariner2mother

I'm a mother of a creative 20 year old son, a former merchant ship's deck officer, and a wife. To feed my creative side I take photos. I am also Reiki attuned and am a student of Energy Healing, having used several healing modalities to work on myself and my family. My most recent adventure has me navigating a very challenging Kundalini Awakening.
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14 Responses to Who Am I?

  1. jamivee says:


  2. janonlife says:

    Wonderful. I felt utterly expanded just reading your words.
    When – 8 years ago – I turned my back on being all the things I had been (wife, teacher, homeowner etc.) I had a huge existential crisis; what WAS I now? That was when I finally found myself. Mind you, the search and discovery is eternal, of course…. 🙂

  3. CHILLS!! I absolutely LOVE how you answered what I have long considered the most difficult question ever.
    What are you?

    • Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one. Reading your writing the other day totally inspired me. I often times write very matter of fact and in there here and now. But I love to enter the realm where words float and play and their meanings flip, flop, and fly. Your words always hold a certain beauty and fluidity, and touch the heart, while often making the reader nod and giggle because we’ve been there and done that.

  4. I like this, especially at the beginning of a new year. I’ve been trying to take time each week to consider and prioritize all my different roles.

  5. candidkay says:

    You’ve got me thinking and I ended with–I am pure Source energy:). Part of the Divine. Not a bad place to end!

  6. Pinkspen says:

    Wow!!!! Great post… such beautiful words!!!! Thank you for sharing. Please check out my blog and some of my posts, i would love your feedback

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