Why go through the energy of keeping up a facade and trying to meet society's standard of 'normal' when we can dispense that energy on owning the crap out of what makes us unique?
And when did we all collectively agree that we must attempt to align our interests, body types, talents and passions with one another?
Where in uniformity is there room for individuality; if we are all fighting to fit in, then who is setting the standards to live by? It really is silly when we stop and think about it.
So, what if we all decided that we don’t want to play the game anymore? What if we made that decision together?
I've made the decision to keep working toward finding what makes me different and accepting it, to start bringing awareness to my desire to fit in and fight against it instead.
I urge you to take that little spark in you, the part that makes you wonder if you don’t belong, that makes you question if you are on the same page as everyone else and let it erupt into an untamed passionate fire.
Draw positive energy into your heart and soul and use it to attract opportunity and possibility. Empower yourself to let your guard down and embrace what makes your soul smile.
Rather than trying to be good at everything, find what captures your attention and become really, really good at that instead.
Don’t settle for mediocre. Cross off the crap that isn’t making you feel happy to be alive. Don’t allow too much time for it. Be okay with not loving all the same things the people around you do. That’s where your authenticity thrives.
Strive to be you and figure out who that is; take a deep breath and pay attention to your body and your mind.
Take time to figure out what you want out of life. Then, own it. Do something with it, something amazing. Save the world with it.
There are over 7 billion unique souls walking this earth.
Imagine if we all knew our purpose, if we all embraced our talents, our spark, our individual journey.
Imagine if we used that sense of purpose to continually make the world a happier place.
Better yet, imagine if we all just accepted each other's journeys. If we empowered one another and supported all of the quirky and interesting parts of each of our personalities.
We are alive and we are here. We are creating new life and nourishing new hearts and minds around us every day. We are shaping our future.
So discover what makes you unique. Look for the authenticity in others and support it.
Finding it, knowing it—it instills in us a sense of meaning. It reminds us that we are living for a reason.
BEFORE YOU CAN KNOW WHERE YOU ARE HEADED, YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU ARE + WHO YOU ARE.
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