Saturday, September 12, 2009

authentically you

i've been going over and over this post in my head for weeks now but recently i've been more drawn to finally put it out there. i've spent most of my summer in svadhyaya (self-study). i'm becoming truly me and it's such a powerful feeling.

i get ideas from all of you. i see you as like-minded, kindred spirits and role models. but there is one thing that i will never do - i will never copy what you do or who you are because that is not authentically me. like-wise, i would not want someone copying me because that is not authentically you. we are all brilliant, unique individuals with unique dna and individual paths in life. i encourage you to find your unique path live your most authentic life.

be proud of who you are and remember as oscar wilde said "be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

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12 comments:

Karley said...

Wonderful post, Melita. We are all beautiful, unique individuals exactly the way we are. The trick is that we all need to embrace that and be who we are, rather than try to be someone we're not.

Naturally Jules said...

Melita,
you are such a beautiful individual...I understand the desire the follow, but as you beautifully stated, we all have our own unique qualities that makes us each unique. Beautiful post from a beautiful individual, kudos!

Noodlegirl said...

I agree its so hard to pretend to be someone else imagine the stuff we have to make up to just do a post lol!

Deldino said...

I love that quote - I use it all the time!

Sarah said...

Well said Melita! Love the Wilde quote!

City Girl said...

Love love love this post.

Pink Headbands and Curls said...

I love this post and all conversations of authentic living. I'm unsure who to attribute the quote, but it ties in with what you beautifully said: "You are born an original, do not die a copy."

Carolyn said...

i love that quote. it's tres relevant to moi and how i'm feeling these days, too. merci for sharing!

Kiki said...

Rock on, M. I'm with you 100% on this. Being authentic is something I'm working on too, and I love knowing that other people are out there working on it too.

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Love this quote and the message of your blog post.

Pink Heels said...

Being authentic is the cornerstone to happiness in life and in having a successful business. If you are YOU, it will attract an abundance of positivity in your life. If you are NOT you, negativity will creep in.

Vienna said...

Fantastic words! Love the quote!