That little question stirred up more thoughts than I could have anticipated.
Who am I?
Now, obviously this question can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Philosophically, spiritually, literally. I started to think about how my day to day activities exhibit my various personas. I think this is true for most of us.
Take Running for example...
I attempt to find balance in my life, often to no avail. I trust others and ask for help when I need it. At the same time I find frustration in my limitations rather than acceptance. I find beauty in movement and the human body. I use my voice to find calm by instinctively chanting.
I strive to live a compassionate life that does not harm other beings. I want my impact on the world to be positive rather than disparaging. I choose consciousness over oblivion. Effort over idleness. My voice over silence. I am highly emotional and sensitive to the needs of those without a voice. I can become overwhelmingly distressed over things I can't control.
*****Reflect on many of the things you do on a daily basis. They don't tell the entire story, but they say a lot about who you are. Just writing this post, for example, has reminded me of some of the things I need to work on and the parts of myself I should feel proud of.
What does running say about you?