Imitation is Suicide. Insist on yourself; never imitate. – Ralph Waldo EmersonI 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.
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?
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.