Pebbles on a beach

Pebbles on the beach
Thousands of them
Millions of them
There they are
Pilled up

Pebbles on the beach
Waiting for the tide
When the tide comes
Water will cover them
They will shine

Pebbles on the beach
The tide goes
The sun comes
The water evaporates
They no longer shine

Pebbles on the beach
We can all be
Waiting for something
Waiting for it
To make us shine

There among the pebbles
A beautiful shell
It’s different
It doesn’t need water
It shines itself

We can believe
We are a pebble
We can believe we are a shell
It is a choice we make
Shine your light

Being different

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.