You are the only you that you’ll ever get. Have you thought about that? There will never be another you. Over the years, I have read so many books by wonderful authors like Wayne Dyer, Iyanla Vanzant, Og Mandino and Thomas Moore, to name a few.
They all reminded me of my individual uniqueness. Each writer had his or her own personal style and method of delivery. The messages all basically said that we should love and embrace ourselves throughout our journey through life. It took years for me to wholly believe this after being admonished by the world on a regular basis.
Comparable to a nightly bath or shower, we have to ritualistically wash away those negative slugs and remember that we are indeed special. No one else can do what we do. Sometimes, when others try to minimize our gifts, a situation may arise and guess what? They start looking for you.
Deep within, people always know the truth. They know that you are the only one who can do a particular task because past events have proven it to be true. They have an ‘aha’ moment and say, “Oh yeah, call him or her.”
So, gently go forward even during those harsh moments. You know who you are. In the meantime, use that downtime to relish in healing, peace and contentment as you take care of yourself and insulate your soul. Maxwell Maltz writes, “If you make friends with yourself, you will never be alone.”
Relax, stay focused and continually nurture you. Brush off the debris that has been thrust upon you and move full steam ahead. “Don’t brood. Get on with living and loving. You don’t have forever.” (Leo Buscaglia)
Lynn M. July 23, 2016