“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive” – Dr Howard Thuman.
Your life should be dedicated to delivering your gifts, talents and skills with confidence. Often we hide away our gifts because to us they seem insignificant yet to others they can be so valuable. Our secret talents and abilities are our greatest gifts to the world.
Our biggest fear is that if we shine brightly then our families and friends will not like us. Instead we hold on to inauthentic personalities and roles in the hope we will will be accepted and will fit in.
Society is designed so that uniqueness is minimised and uniformity is paramount. There is at the base of this driver an economic imperative to ensure an ongoing supply of unquestioning “worker drones” who will keep the wheels of commerce moving and generating more money and power for those whose prosperity and wealth have been built upon the backs of others.
When you embrace your authentic self you may well find that you no longer fit in and that others will look at you strangely. Dare yourself to skirt the fringes of society and be a fringe dweller who is true to Self. Always be true to yourself. That is the road to happiness and fulfilment.