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“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” ― Oscar Wilde

You are an original. There is not a living soul on this earth like you. You are a one-of-a-kind model, not to be duplicated…EVER. Oh, some folks may try to emulate you, borrow your swag, but it would be a poor imitation of the original.

Your job is to honor your uniqueness and flaunt your originality to the hilt.  There is that which only you can do in your incarnation upon earth. It is your job to find out what that is and “get ta’ gettin’.” (as Neicey Nash would say). Even with all the amazing diversity upon this planet, you are meant to do that special thing that only you can do, give that which only you can give. Without it, something is lost.

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Growing up in modern societies and cultures where conformity is expected (even demanded), can inhibit someone’s blooming. After all, we’re expected to be part of the status quo. We’re not supposed to “rock the boat,” or march to the beat of our own drummer.  We’re supposed to get our ducks in a row and make sure they follow one behind the other–in order.

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
                                              ― William W. Purkey

But march…own drummer…that is exactly what you must do. You must be YOU. No one else can do it for you, and why should they try?  They’ve been charged with their own endeavor. And further, you must honor that doing. You must.  Without your equation in the mix, something is off. It throws a wrench in the universal scheme of things.

So…

Do YOU.  Be YOU. Jazz it up, and fling it out there. We’re waiting.  Light up the galaxy with your own special brand of wowsza. Shine, shine, shine.  And never ever ever ever ever ever ever…let anyone tell you you’re not all that.  You are. I am. We all are.  Rock ’em, sock ’em, lay it on ’em good so that as you leave this dimension, a shooting star writes your name (read essence) across the universe.  Yeah, like that.

Be your original bad-ass self.

 

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