Being authentically ourselves is like climbing a sheer cliff without ropes.
Fitting in is like shooting fish in a barrel.
Being different often means being alone.
Having a voice that is ours will never be easy, but if we want to set an example and be different we have to be prepared to be brave.
I don’t mean brave like when we have an injection or a cut, the bravery required to stand out is the deepest there is.
The deepest way to stand out is to stand up to the thoughts of our own minds, that is where the abyss of bravery is, to face our own thoughts.
That’s how we get to be different.
Life is something we do with others and they can often be the catalyst and inspiration for our own journey.
However, each one of us has a unique journey and it is ours to discover, good, bad and average. It is our choices, it is up to us to be the one to find our path, learn our lessons, and work things out for ourselves.
No matter what others tell us or advise us, with good intention most times, there is still no substitute for treading the path ourselves.
The key is always to try to walk down the path even when it’s hard and scary. But we can never learn until we take the leap of faith and take our journey.