I have thoughts
but I am not my thoughts. I am
one who sees them swirl.
What can be seen is not
the seer.
I have thoughts but my thoughts are not me.

I have a body
but I am not my body. I am
one who makes it move.
What can be moved is not the mover.
I have a body but my body is not me.

I have feelings
but I am not my feelings. I am
one who feels them feel.
What can be felt is not the feeler.
I have feelings but my feelings are not me.

I have wants
but I am not my wants. I am
one who knows desire.
What can be known is not the knower.
I have wants but my wants are not me.


Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).