Finding ‘Self’

12540744_10153788139447660_34922329875451977_nI stare at this beautiful gift given by a bunch of four kids who hold a special place in my heart and remembered one of the most famous quotes of Nobel Prize and Oscar-winning playwright, George Bernard Shaw.

He said, ‘Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.’

Sometimes, we spend so much time finding ourselves in the midst of the crowd, in the midst of many options and choices, in the midst of crossroads, in the midst of endless search of what seemed to be the one that will give more and deeper meaning to our existence. Only to find, in the end, that we are still lost.

Today, this cute little gift has reminded me that I have already been found. A long time ago, forty years ago, from the first heartbeat inside my Mama’s womb. All I need to do is to continue creating myself, continue growing, continue doing what I am destined to do.

Another of Shaw’s word of wisdom says, ‘A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.’

We may have loved and lost, we may have tried and failed, we may have jumped and got broken, we may have said hello but later walked away, it is all part of creating ourselves. Our beautiful and genuine ‘self’.

May God, the Potter, continue to mold and hold us in His most loving hands, as we create ourselves, as our lives continue to turn on the Potter’s wheel, Amen.

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