Monday, November 29, 2010 9:00 AM
Posted by GG Renee | Filed under Self-Discovery
"The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself."
~Rita Mae Brown, Venus Envy
Have you ever felt misunderstood? unaccepted? uncool? Do you have ideas and philosophies that are outside of popular opinion? Perhaps you've been teased and labeled when trying to express yourself? Have you ever tried to change yourself for a man, a group, or a job? Does your family disagree with how you live or decisions you've made? Have you ever tried to be something for someone and forgotten who you really are?
For me, the answer is yes to all of the above.
Have you tried to allow some rebellion in your life? Have you considered that the bossiest way to "fit in" is to be yourself in a huge way? Don't worry about everyone understanding you. Don't doubt yourself. Take the power of your own individual energy and exploit it to the fullest. Magically, you will garner more respect and acceptance this way; but most importantly you will feel good about yourself on your own terms.
This is your life, your experience, your vantage point. Own it. Consider the following six attributes and corresponding quotes to sustain you and light the way to following your truth.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. ~Henrik Ibsen
What do you think about the following statement? It really resonated for me. Indulge me and share your thoughts in the comments. :)
We begin life with the world presenting itself to us as it is. Someone - our parents, teachers, analysts - hypnotizes us to "see" the world and construe it in the "right" way. These others label the world, attach names and give voices to the beings and events in it, so that thereafter, we cannot read the world in any other language or hear it saying other things to us. The task is to break the hypnotic spell, so that we become undeaf, unblind and multilingual, thereby letting the world speak to us in new voices and write all its possible meanings in the new book of our existence.