Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What I am is what I am

I'm not aware of too many things,
but I know what I know if you know what I mean.
Philosophy is the talk on a cereal box.
Religion is the smile on a dog.
I'm not aware of too many things,
but I know what I know if you know what I mean.
Chuck me in the shallow water before I get too deep.
What I am is what I am.
Are you what you are - or what?

lyrics Edie Brickell

What I am is a good person who tries to do the right thing.
What I have is compassion and love for others whether they are beautiful or not.
What I know is that I've gained inner strength through this program.
What I'm aware of is a happiness that has eluded me for years.
What I am is not who I was before.

What I am not is perfect.
What I don't have is the ability to make these changes by myself.
What I don't know is how it all works but it does.
What I can't do is change others, only myself.
What I am not is the same person I was before.

It's true that there is a new freedom and a new happiness that comes when I am willing and have humility. I feel contented right now. It's a good feeling.


  1. I've been looking at your blog for a while, it's quite interesting and the photos are marvellous. i'm from Argentina, i just want you to know that i've been reading your thoughts. Thank you.

  2. What I am is what I am, no less, no more. What a beautiful post. I love your blogs...they are so heartfelt. You have a way of connecting with your words. For that, thank you.

  3. God it's been forever since i've thought of that song...Never really paid attention to the lyrics to much before. What i am is just plain and simple "ME" no more delusions of grandeure (i'm that's mispelled)
    PS i finally got a new digital cam, ur pix got me motivated so expect to see some of sweet Georgia soon!!

  4. and your blog translate so much of your hard work at feeling good Syd..I love the way you share a boat story one day then this..
    Keep on truck'in :)
    and keep sharing.

  5. very nice.. I like who you are...

  6. Sid, may I make a link from my site to your site? Love your pictures and what you have to say.


  7. Glad to hear. Nice post. yeah. this stuff really works, doesn't it?

  8. I always feel a bit like a teenager at heart because I so relate to musical lyrics and how they relate to me, my life and my moods. I love the way you did this, you a re a beautiful soul indeed. Thanks for sharing.

  9. good post syd. always glad I come by.

  10. Wonderful post, what I am is what I am if you know what I mean........

  11. Glad to hear you are getting to know yourself :)

  12. hey! been popping in for a while, thought it's time to say hallo! great blog!

    and this post is beautiful!

  13. Syd,
    Great post. A lot of people feel that way. To be content is great...feeling comfortable in one's skin.
    Have a great week.


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