I was not looking to worship another;
I was seeking an end to self-hatred.
I was not seeking a marriage;
I was seeking a higher purpose.
I was not seeking pleasure;
I was yearning for lasting happiness.
I did not want to be wilful;
I was looking for the one who could hold my heart.
I was not afraid of life;
I was seeking refuge.
I did not want to leave the world;
I was searching for my place in it.
I was not seeking a religion;
I was yearning for God.