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Celebrating Myself

I fall in love at the drop of a hat
I love the world and I love knowing that
I am too intense to be pretty
A whiff of the wild within the city

I am a creature of ideas. A thinker, a dreamer, a romantic. So I think it is good that I am also able to come up with useful thoughts. I have had a tough life, but I have been able to turn it into an adventure. And I have been able to learn skills that let me share my learnings with the world.

I think I am a rare and much needed presence in the world. I trigger new thought, I invite change by living it openly, freely and making the pursuit of ideals a little less scary for all (including me).

In my life, I have experienced courage, compassion, brilliance, caring, integrity, tolerance, generosity, hardship, luxury, challenges, victories, defeats, threats, reassurances, inspiration and enough boredom to think. I have learned the value of these. The freedom in being me fully – sparkles and warts and all.

In the process, I have discovered humility. I have learned that I am not invincible, I am not always right. There is the human in me to be found in crushing despair and euphoric joy. I have dissolved many boundaries fencing me in by reducing my need for agreement and approval. I have discovered the enrichment of diversity. I have let go of the need to prove myself in favor of being myself. I have let go of shame. I am perfectly me, no matter what. And I am ok with others being themselves, no matter what.

From differences to diversity, is my learning. I find opportunity everywhere I turn. I am curious. I love learning. Discovering that “I don’t know.”. I have learned skills to enrich this eager mind of mine. To deal with ideas, and set them free. To not cage them in opinions and conditions.

I appreciate my sensuality, my sexuality, my womanhood, my motherhood. I rejoice that I experience them. I relish the zing of attraction without guilt, the endless demands of a child without frustration, living in the moment, immersing myself in it.

I make no apologies for being powerful. To wield the power I need without needing sanction from those more powerful. I feel no need to compete for something that is mine. I cross imposed lines on principle. I place no blame on me for suffering the retaliation of a world that would cage me in. I endure wrongs I cannot change, but I bow to no beliefs that disrespect mine.

I am me. I live celebrating myself. I live claiming all the space in the world that I need. Sans apology or shame.

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Vidyut

Founder at Aam Janata
Vidyut has a keen interest in mass psychology and using it as a lens to understand contemporary politics, social inequality and other dynamics of power within the country. She is also into Linux and internet applications and servers and has sees technology as an important area India lacks security in.
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Comments 1

  • Despite what you claim, you look quite a fan of Raj Thackeray. The disclaimer saying that you do not support any political party or MNS, helps little. Your ardent admiration of Thackeray & company is quite evident from your posts.

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