When I embroidered my first flower under my Grandmother’s watchful eye, I had no way of knowing that my sensitivity and appreciation for the beauty of embroidery would shape me forever.
When I started sneaking in to my Mom’s wardrobe, I had no way of knowing that I would be spending my life there.
When for the first time I was elected class president at age 7, I had no way of knowing that it was the beginning of a life as a leader.
When for the first time I felt real hatred, I had no way of knowing that this was the first step in a beautiful journey towards love.
When as a carefree child, I would disappear from home exploring the surrounding fields, woods and streams, I had no way of knowing that this relationship with nature would forever shape my view on reality.
When my attempts to achieve goals through force met with failure, I had no way of knowing that this would be the beginning of an amazing path towards inspiring others to work together.
When my brother showed up, and then my sister two years later, I had no way of knowing that they would become my best friends through thick and thin.
When I stopped trying to control reality with my ego, I had no way to of knowing how much my creativity would blossom.
When I started travelling to discover and explore new lands, I had no way of knowing, how this would develop an awareness of my own intellectual potential.
When my life was engulfed by chaos, I had no way of knowing that the path out of it would result in harmony.
When I refused to change my hair even though the kids at school laughed and referred to me and my hair bun as “Onion” I had no way of knowing how much this would develop my courage and self-confidence.
When I was unable to achieve a goal within the time I allotted for its completion, I had no way of knowing this would gradually teach me acceptance.
So, what do I know today? I know that I do not know anything like Socrates. And so, where do I find my motivation each day knowing that I do not know nothing ? From harmony, honesty and love.