Do You Dare to be Different? To Think Different?

BEING UNPOPULAR AND AN OUTCAST is often necessary to become a visionary. Experiencing loneliness and isolation might sometimes be necessary to become revered and followed. If you don’t spend some time reflecting about what goes on in your mind, how can you ever proceed in the way that is you.
Ignoring what goes on in other people’s souls – did anybody ever come to grief that way? No. But if you won’t keep track of what goes on in your mind and what your own soul is doing – how can you not be unhappy.
It’s about truth – the truth about who you are: and what you want and will sacrifice for having just that. Are you being honest about this? Are you ready to pay the price for having those things you dream about? Make no mistake, most people are not.
How people perceive your truth passes through three stages – First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Say you wish to become a pianist, an artist or an aviator. Or a truck driver.
Expect to be mocked, criticized, ignored – even avoided. "Have your heard, Charlie is of the trolley-he wants to become ..."
You want to leave the parents proud about your choices, achievements, etc. Well, it might not always happen in the way you expected! You might in fact have to 'disappoint' them first.
Photo by Luz Mendoza

7 Replies to “Do You Dare to be Different? To Think Different?”

  1. We have to dare to be different, if we refuse to be guided along our path by our Soul how can we be unique. We just become another clone wandering around aimlessly. Spending time alone is essential to analyse ourselves to be honest in what we see within us. Peeling away the unwanted layers which no longer serve a purpose to hide. As we peel we reveal the truth about ourselves. Learning to accept who we have become and releasing what we have outgrown. The Robin also signifies singing our song as the robin does wholeheartedly.

    1. Thanks for your comment – a very interesting and appreciated perspective! I like the Robin, for me he signifies an independent risk taker ready to roll the dice when the time is right 🙂

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