I. One letter as well as one word. It sits lonely apart on this line. The word “I” is hard to spell wrong and we never use it in a wrong way in a sentence. Or do we?
I am at the center of all that I experience. The spotlight shines on no one else when we use this word. Those that use it often, do it to make sure the spotlights are on. It takes on the role of publicity agent directing more and more attention to ourselves.
When we focus on “I” all of the time we don’t listen very well. We tend to know more and try to prove it to others often.
It is only in our moments of quiet that we struggle to see the “I” in our lives. Yet we run from this quiet and seek shelter in our noise.
We sense our imperfections when we reflect on who we are but quickly abandon these thoughts for there appears to be few answers.
The strength of reflection in seeking to learn more about the “I” within ourselves is so fearful of criticism and disappointment that it builds walls around us to prevent the uncertainty of change.
We rarely see the playfulness and positive energy that can be created by change that occurs from the center of our world that we call “I”. We reject the teenager within us who so desperately wants to experience the world in a different way but can never put these three words together in a sentence — “I will try”.
Our age is never an issue. It’s more about understanding that our world of “I” deceives us every time we use it. Wouldn’t it be better to stop starting a sentence with “I”, so that the spotlights can dim, giving us a chance to better see who we are?