Just Be Different
Just Be Different, Don’t Wear The Same Jacket As Everyone Else.
It has never been widely accepted to be anything but what Society deems we should be, being different is not the norm.
As a teen and young adult, I tried so hard to be the same, but it felt so unfamiliar and terribly unnatural.
I felt like I was wearing a jacket that was far too small, the material made me itch and scratch, the colour was my least favorite shade of ‘common’.
My jacket was a hand me down, it really didn’t belong to me in the first place and I felt more out of place wearing it than I did when I wasn’t.
Although I do admit, I squeezed into it every day of my life for a very long time, because I was conditioned to believe that I had no right to express my ‘difference’ and I should just try to be the same and put up with it.
I got rid of that practical coat eventually a few years ago, it was the best decision I have made for myself.
I was born to be different, I chose this challenge before I came into this life experience and I plan to live it out until I die.
Suppressing this promise I made to myself for such a long time, didn’t serve me well.
That darn coat I wore, the one that was far too small, stunted my growth and kept me from extending my arms to the people, places and things that would have inspired me to be ok with being different.
I allowed that jacket to hug tightly to the same old of what everyone else was doing, and I was so unhappy.
Now I lovingly accept I am not the same, I don’t want to be something that I am not and in the past 10 years, I have fought my way out of that hideous jacket, what an amazing battle it has been.
I am who I am, this is my new and improved mantra.
All of what makes me who I am, I really love, I am not faultless or flawless, exemplary, or the best, I am who I am, I’m just me.
Finding my way to me took a lot of Soul work, a process that took a lot of courage indeed.
What kept me going was the promise I made to myself that if I found my way to my soul, then perhaps I would inspire other people to find their way to their soul too.
This is my purpose and for all of the sacrifices, the stress, the agony, every decision, the tears, the losses, the heartache, and fighting the urge to give up it has all been worth it, because what I have gained the most from walking this path of awareness, is my being able to hold onto the courage to just be me and nothing else.
There are many humans that don’t get who I am, many who judge and those that won’t accept; to those of you, I send compassion and hope. Hope because maybe someday you will find your way to yourself as well.
My message today is simple just be your own ‘different’ and embrace the courage to stand in your uniqueness just like I do, it is such a happy and peaceful place to ground your feet.
Much love and devotion