Friday, June 10, 2011

#Trust30: Divine Idea

Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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?
I don’t believe I hide my uniqueness. I think my husband, family, and friends would laugh at the very idea. I may blend in with the crowd, but that’s generally just because the crowd isn’t paying attention.

So, moving on: today’s #Trust30 prompt instructs me to share the “divine idea” I represent. When I first read this, I was honestly stymied. I had to walk away from my computer for a few hours and think.

Is it really possible to know what “divine idea” you represent? Maybe we represent different ideas to different people. To one person, I might be “truth”; to another, “joy”; and yet another, “faith.”

I hope the divine idea I represent is peace. I don’t believe in living my life in a constant state of chaos. I want my presence to bring a sense of harmony and relaxation. I believe that even where there is disagreement, it is possible to have acceptance. There should never be an “us” against “them” mentality – it dehumanizes both groups.

Perhaps I represent individuality – the concept that each soul is unique. Individuality is like a flower. If you keep it out of the sun, it withers and dies, leaving nothing but a bitter root; with a little sunlight, though, it blossoms and grows into its most complete beauty.

Maybe I represent none of these, but something completely different. And that’s okay, too. I am myself and that is what I represent.


  1. Maybe it's a combination of all these things that you are, Susan!

  2. Oh, I hope so, Jane! :)Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I love this post. It helps me to think a little bit about what I need to write today. I'm going to go think a little and write my own post.


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