To slow down, to think for ourselves, to be creative, to have our own opinion on a subject, or are we conforming to the masses and losing what makes us special, being different. The truth is that it’s easier to go along with what “everyone else is doing” and not think for ourselves. The world we live in is so connected that we sometimes mimic, think and do what we see, hear and read, all without thinking. This is crazy, right? Well, I myself find this somewhat troubling, and it got me thinking…
Are we giving ourselves a chance to step back and form our own opinions, analyze what we’re reading, allow ourselves the time to process new information? Creativity is in all of us, but rushing through our minutes, days and hours hinders our creativity and prevents us from forming our own thoughts, feelings and opinions. This in turn leads to the concept that I blog about often, making sure we slow down in order to remain present and mindful in our daily routines, in other words, not living on auto-pilot.
It sometimes seems we’re our own worst critic. Maybe if we cheered for “me” a bit more, celebrated small victories, gave ourselves a break and a chance to think, our internal worlds would be more aligned so that our external world could reap the benefits and be a better place for all. Easier said than done, I know. Maybe we start small and the rest will fall into place.
Try celebrating YOU today! Being unique and quirky is cool, I promise.
“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.”
“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.”
“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.”