I am the master of my own fate, the captain of my own destiny. I heard that somewhere and really like it, the more I think on it the more and more I like it. What does it mean to me? I am an adult and as such am in charge of my life. I and I alone am responsible for my own actions and reactions. I am the one that is control of my life, it is mine to live. When you really think about it what else do we have that is exclusively ours. This person known as Miqdad will in fact be the only person with the real me throughout my entire life. Oh, for sure others will come and play parts in our lives some bigger parts some smaller or shorter parts. Some play more important parts, some less so. But, no one will be with me constantly 24/7 other than this character the world sees as Miqdad. Am I making sense here?

The face we put on for the world to see will differ at different times depending on the situation. I have to ask, how often does that face we put on for the world to see, match the true me? I think I am on some sort of spiritual quest or something. I am struggling to do away with all the false faces. I am Me and that is it, nothing more nothing less.

  1. Psych says:

    Powerful thoughts indeed. As someone who has struggled to understand personal identity, I think the whole issue bowls down to understanding what you have so beautifully articulated. At the end of the day, you are you. Whether you embrace it or deny it, you can’t change it.

  2. b.wana says:

    My prayer is that we all love the face we see in the proverbial mirror.

  3. Hassan Aftab says:

    I think your opening sentence paraphrases ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley. You can find an excellent reading of it on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5pJcwnS1c0I

  4. Martha Singh says:

    And being you or being me is ok. Thought-provoking post, I’ve been thinking along the same lines myself in relation to what face we put on our blogs.

  5. Jamal Panwahar says:

    “I am Me and that is it, nothing more nothing less.” And this is Divine perfection. With all our imperfections.

  6. Salman Ateeq says:

    Right On, Miq.

  7. Catherine says:

    What a great post Miqdad! Very inspirational. I’m dying, so if I can’t be ME now, when can I?

  8. Javed Hashmi says:

    This post is going on the fridge, I need that constant morning reminder at the moment.

    Thank you again

  9. Jo Hart says:

    “I am Me and that is it, nothing more nothing less.”

    I like what souldipper shared. Imperfect as I am–I’m perfect AS I am.

    And I like what Kath shared–if I can’t be me NOW–when can I?

  10. anika says:

    A great post..

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