I often talk about our uniqueness, about how special “assembled” everyone is in all they are – body, skills, interests, dislikes, challenges, purposes,… In being open to that everybody can benefit a lot from the ways of looking at life, approaching challenges, being successful, being happy, living the purpose, overcoming obstacles… We are not different in order to compete with each other but in order to inspire each other and in order to pass on experience and knowledge.
There are two tricky things. In order to inspire each other, the individual needs to be receptive and open to it AND the individual needs to be open and able to share the personal experiences too which means: the individual needs to be as authentic as possible! Now here we go…
I have always loved to surround myself with things which were not “the norm”. I loved unique things away from its “regular” appearance. I liked all that was different. I liked the uniqueness of things… and I dreamed of being different… Yes, I dreamed of it because I lived as much as possible according to common rules or to rules I was meant to obey because I did not know it better. In one way I was told to live my uniqueness but in another way, it had to happen in a particular frame… confusing, to say the least. And that made me always observe what I was expected to do in order to fit the frame. The uniqueness was buried but it was still there of course.
We have everything within us that makes us us! Things we all have in common may connect at some levels but what is admired, appreciated, and valued is what distinguishes us from each other. We all admire people who are able to do things we are not able to do – artists, math experts, … So why are we afraid to share what is special about us? Of course, it is this insecurity we were trained in as I mentioned above. At a certain point in our lives, we need that spark of encouragement to be ourselves. If we don’t get it then (or if we are repeatedly discouraged) it can result in insecurity and the little plant that starts growing is stamped to the ground.
But nevertheless, the roots are still there. That plant is still growing inside of us over and over again. We often stamp on it again when it grows too big and gets in the way while we are busy conforming. Anyway, what is part of us cannot be erased as long as we exist and the plant will again grow and stand in our way to remind us what we are actually here for! At some point it makes us think or we forgot to stamp on the plant and it grew so big that we have to recognize it. It is time!
You are a rose. Check out your color. You have a unique hue – perhaps similar to others but still different. Perhaps you are even a rainbow rose. Whatever color comes from you is what makes others stand in awe because they have never seen a rose like you. So don’t cover yourself gray in order to hide who you really are. We all want to be recognized for who we are. We all want to be appreciated not for what we achieve but for who we are. And we can get there. But it only works out when I start sharing who I am. Of course, then we cannot blame others anymore for who we are but need to take responsibility. But that’s the way it goes. Taking responsibility for who you are, makes you stronger and motivates you to show even more of who you are. Step by step you let more sunlight shine on your plant and it will grow and blossom brighter, bigger, and more beautiful than you had ever imagined!
In Love and Light