Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves; Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. Akeela: [quoting Marianne Williamson]
Have you ever heard someone say, I wish I was not this brilliant, I wish I was not this intelligent, I wish I was no this tall, I wish I was not this short, I wish I was not this fat, I wish I was not this thin, I wish my head was not this shape, I wish I was not so rich, I wish I was not so poor, I wish I could fall sick, I wish I would be healthy. It is a funny reality we experience every day. Someone somewhere simply wants what someone somewhere else has who also most likely wants what the other person who wants what he has has. Don’t get confused, it’s pretty simply; I want what you have, you want what I have. It is a very funny cycle of events or wants that would get you wondering why we were not just given what the other person has once and for all and everything will be fine. But believe me when I say that if that were the case, it will still be the same result.
Why does it happen this way? This is a topic for another day. However you would agree with me that this happens a lot and you have most likely partook of this wish for an exchange of lives. There are times I wish I was like those guys who do not care much and can easily move on from a disappointment. There are times I wish I was a good hustle hustler, I wish I had a better body build, I wish I was as tall as my younger brother (yeah… my younger brother), I wish I had more friends and so on
Note; it’s not like I cannot do something about some of these things but the time spent on being like other people could be spent on making me a better me and live a better life. Such time should be spent focusing on my own strengths and building on them. So instead of investing so much time and resources trying to be someone else, I could invest just as much time and resource being a better me. By the way, you would agree with me that it would cost less being a better you than it will cost in being someone else.
In being you and a better you for that matter, you are creating a platform to reach out to other people, helping each of them to discover themselves and bring out the best in themselves, leading to a discovery network that goes round the globe creating a better world.
It is often said that the world is a complex variety of different flavors which results in a very tasty dish. The beauty of the world is in our variations, a variety of spices, different personalities with different roles to play to produce that perfect masterpiece.
You are part of this complex variety, trying to be someone else means doing someone else’s role while yours remains unattended to and the whole piece becomes incomplete because something is missing; something you could have added if you remained you and performed your own role.
You must realize that your role is no less important than any other person’s role in making a better world. Every one’s role is important; yours could make the difference.
You Are Never Alone.