This writing challenge, self-discovery, bent I’ve been on holds many surprises. I almost feel as though I am being guided by the quotes and prompts to not only discover myself but to recognize that my self is a thought leader!
Today is a perfect example. Yesterday Eric Handler asked: “If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say? My response was “Be You”.
Today Fabian Kruse asks: “Write down in which areas of your life you have to overcome these suicidal tendencies of imitation, and how you can transform them into a newborn you – one that doesn’t hide its uniqueness, but thrives on it. There is a “divine idea which each of us represents” – which is yours?”
Sending along this Emerson quote for effect: “Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
How fitting, since I was already on the authentic train…
Areas of my life where I’m imitating? I truly can’t think of any but I’m leaving a space below for this in case one or more points come to me.
What is the divine idea that I represent?
I’d have to say that I’m all about the journey. Learning from others, learning from ourselves. Making mistakes but always striving. Saying “I’m sorry” and actually meaning it.
Allowing only the authentic into your life, your home, your thoughts.
Actually – it goes deeper than that. The authentic and pure of heart. Or nearly pure of heart – because we can all truly see each other’s heart if we just stop long enough to look.
If we only allow love in, the pure in, then we are no help to each other, nor will we grow as individuals. So nearly pure, or on a path to pure, is acceptable.
That’s what I represent. I have these high ideals and I fall short but I am always growing and saying sorry. By doing so I am authentic and set apart – an individual with my own purpose.
I think, it is by living this way, that people are drawn to me and can feel my energy so quickly, not just beside me but where I have invested time.
Be you. Set your ideals high and become them. Say I love you lots (even to yourself) and don’t forget to say “sorry” and “thanks”.