Have you ever think what it is to be yourself and to act and live as you want?
The biggest gift that you can give to yourself is to be yourself and to start becoming who you truly are. Although, you may think that the first is a philosophical question and the second a philosophical statement , in my opinion, in a society that educates people to behave, live, act and think in the same way, it may be a real challenge.
“Envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson,
You have something unique, original, and great to express. Try to imitate someone else and kill off the originality which is you. Envy is a lack of appreciation of your own specific gifts.
Conformity is the game of our society and we start learn and play this game from a young age. Habitual hypnotic patterns, assumptions about almost every aspect of life and the world, and thinking of others, has been installed to our subconscious mind without questioning what is really valuable to us. We start believing that others know better what we should think, how we should live and what we should be.
Quite often we are so busy in our daily life doing things we do not want to do and living for the expectations of others instead of living a happy life for the fulfilment of ourselves. The happiest people in this planet are those who do precisely what they want to do, live for their selves and do not pay attention to the expectations and opinions of others.
Originality, true happiness, joy, fulfilment, creativity, mystery coming to the surface of our life when we start understanding that nobody else is like us. That we have uniqueness waiting to be expressed.
Being yourself and acting from within do not mean that you go against the whole world. It only means that you go inward and find the gifts that you possess. It means that you understand that your happiness is a self –created reality and as well as that, you decide to take matters into your own hands to fulfil your own destiny.
Live for yourself first. Act for yourself and trust yourself. This statement may sound egotistical, however how can you live a fulfilling life, a happy life if you do not take care of yourself first.
Do not compromise yourself. Balance your body, your mind, your spirit, your energy and live according to your own values. When you are clear, balanced, inspired, healthy, when you tune to your originality and authenticity others will see and feel that. You will become the standard for them.