if I lose what I have
“If I am what I have and if I lose what I have, who then am I?”— Erich Fromm
“Mind” my Flavour (August Alpha)
I have said it multiple times that one day I will be a millionaire. It’s not an if but a when. Although I have no clearly identified clue of exactly how this will happen, I do know exactly what I will do with it.
Financial goal aside, I am actually not materialistic so it is quite easy for me to confidently state that I am not what I have. I always have at the back of my mind that if a hurricane hit or a fire destroyed my property, what would I miss, and I use that to detach myself from all that I own – by the end of the day, its all replaceable.
So stripping myself from all that I have, who am I?
- a girl (I call myself girl) who sees her father as perfect even with all his mistakes and hence allows that relationship to define her understanding of unconditional love.
- a girl whose heart aches at the pain of others and loves to do things to make their lives better preferring to do it unnoticed if possible.
- a girl who has a strong spiritual relationship with God. Not simply because she was raised with that knowledge, but because in exploring spirituality and understanding the presence of her soul she has realized a conviction that is grounded in the reality of her being.