Who am I? Why am I here?
Those are questions that most if not all of us ponder at some level and to some degree most if not all of the time.
On the one hand, we thank you for the gifts of consciousness and self-awareness that compel and enable us to think about such things because in thinking about them we have the opportunity to make progress in our understanding and in our living.
On the other hand, we ask you to keep our potentially productive pondering from deteriorating into self-absorption or self-pity. Keep our awareness that we will never know the complete answer to those questions from leading us into frustration; cause that awareness instead to motivate us to approach our life as an adventure in self-discovery.
Remind us that while there are no simple answers to those important questions, there are some basic answers that provide a foundation for all the other answers.
Who am I? I am your beloved child.
Why am I here? To love you and to love other people.