You Came Here To Be YOU_Featured_, Inspirational, Spirituality Friday, October 19th, 2012
(By Landria Zora) It is unfortunate that so many of us have been haunted by the idea that it is not OK to be ourselves; that we should be someone different. We look to others, possibly public figures, often with thoughts of envy and wonder why we cannot be like them. Why is it we do not have the figure of a super-model, the wisdom and patience of Thich Nhat Hanh or the Dalai Lama, or the brains and ambition of Bill Gates?
This is a great disservice to you. Trust when it is said that if you were meant to be like these people, you would be these people. But you are here to be YOU. You are here to express YOUR hopes and dreams. You are here to discover and share YOUR gifts and talents. You are here to overcome YOUR personal challenges, learning and growing every step of the way. You are here to shed the darkness and fear until nothing is left but YOUR pure loving essence, lighting the world.
So when you find yourself wishing you were different, wishing you could be more like someone else, please stop and take a breath and listen with your heart and soul. Hear the truth that you are special and unique and you are here to have an experience as such. You are of service to the universe just by being yourself. This is not to say that you should be apathetic or stop striving to improve. But when you are having feelings of inadequacy, instead of praying you were more like someone else, please ask to be guided to become the Highest version of yourself. Please ask to be shown how to be the best YOU can be and step into all of your rightful glory. In place of envious thoughts, allow gratitude and prayers to others and wish them luck in finding their full expression as well.
Know in your heart you are perfect in Spirit. The rest of you will catch up.
In love and light,