Whats stopping me?
Is it other people? Is it my own lack of confidence? Is it that I
really dont like where it is going? Is it that what I want is
What CAN I do?
What is the first step? What are the other steps? Am I really doing
all that I can?
Am I being selfish?
Will anyone else benefit from this? Am I easily used by others because
of the blindness of my ambitions? Will the world be a better place
if this is accomplished?
What do I believe?
Am I just saying it? Is it just a cover? Do I, can I live up to what
Im saying? Do I forgive my own mistakes while condemning the
mistakes of others? Do I tell myself enough of the truth to even be
able to come close to speaking the truth to others?
What do I see?
Do I see what is there? Do I let my fears, suspicions and other theories
influence what I tell myself and others that I see? Do I let the expectations
of others cloud, filter or block what is right there in front of my
eyes? Do I let the words of others
see for me?
Am I trying to convince myself of something as I try
to answer these questions?
Can I look in
the mirror and see that face as I see my neighbors,
as my neighbor would see it?
Do I have the courage to look at that face the same way that I look
at a strangers?
Arem R. Jayar