Dare to Be Different?

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What do you struggle with in life? Conforming to the world and others? Or following your heart and trying to be yourself? Or trying to understand why others are the way they are?
 
"You are not a human being on a spiritual journey, you are a spiritual being on a human journey." ~Stephen Covey
 
Your spirit is part of the Infinite Spirit. You are on your own unique journey to experience and express your Infinite Potential in your own unique way. Your physical body is nothing but a vehicle for your human journey and your five senses are tools you use to experience and express.
 
"What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else." ~Joseph Campbell (American author, philosopher and teacher)
 
There exist infinite unique expressions of the Spirit. Your ultimate purpose in life is to experience and express a unique expression of the Spirit in a way only you can. No one else can take your place or play your role. It's your purpose, it's your role, it's your time, it's your place.
 
Every creation in this universe is unique. No two snowflakes are the same. No two plants are the same. No two animals are the same. No two stars are the same.
 
You are meant to be unique and different. Your DNA is unique. Your face is unique. Your finger prints are unique. Your energetic makeup is unique.
 
Why fight it? Why try to be the same? Why struggle to be someone you are not?
 
Many a time, we compare our lives with others, not realizing that every person is on his/her unique journey. Each journey has it's own stations, stopovers, views and unique pathways. You share part of the journey with a parent, a spouse, a child, friend, a colleague, and sometimes a stranger. But for most part, you are on your own.
 
Be yourself. Be unique. Be different.
 
Respect yourself and Respect others
 
Love yourself and accept yourself for who you are. Respect your journey and respect yourself for all that you have achieved and experienced in life so far.
 
In the same vein, respect others for who they are - they are on their own human journey, experiencing and expressing life the best way they can every moment.
 
 
Here's a beautiful poem, Different Drums for Different Drummers (Author Unknown)
 
"If I do not want what you want, 
please try not to tell me that my want is wrong. 
Or if I believe other than you, 
at least pause before you correct my view. 
Or if my emotion is less than yours, 
or more, given the same circumstances, 
try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly. 
Or yet if I act, or fail to act, 
in the manner of your design for action, let me be. 
I do not, for the moment at least, 
ask you to understand me. 
That will come only when you are willing 
to give up changing me into a copy of you. 
I may be your spouse, your parent, your offspring, 
your friend, or your colleague. 
If you allow me any of my own wants, 
or beliefs, or actions, then you open your-self, 
so that someday these wants of mine 
might not seem so wrong, 
and might finally appear to you as right - for me. 
To put up with me is the first step in understanding me. 
Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, 
but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed 
with me for my seeming waywardness. 
And in understanding me you might come to prize 
my differences from you, and far from seeking to change me, 
preserve and even nurture those differences."

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Prasanna Gunturi has 1 articles online

Prasanna Gunturi, a Success & Self-Mastery Coach, helps individuals master their inner energy to attract success and wealth, effortlessly, yet at the same time living a life of purpose, authenticity and passion.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31