If you want to liberate and experience your most authentic self, you will have to risk leaning into fully expressing your uniqueness, your difference, and your quirkinesses.
Listen to the podcast for the expanded contemplation of today’s narrative:
We grow up within the limitations of a system that manifests in different ways, from the most general — the status quo — to the most harmful — systemic racism and gender panic.
Uniqueness and creativity are queer manifestations of living outside or on the edges of the margins — the margins of everything that falls within the box of the status quo.
To break out of that box, to flip the lid off and allow the light of creativity and enlightened perspectives radiate those trapped inside, you need to risk being in the path of that light.
If you want to be the change you desire to see in the world, you need to let your light break through the cracks of the status quo to enlighten and inspire others.
That light is your uniqueness, your queerness, and your creative genius.
The risk of unashamed, fully exposed authenticity is the friction that causes the spark that lights the way of personal freedom and liberation.
Practice Today’s Contemplation
“Practice allowing your essential nature to shine by not enforcing judgments on yourself that were imposed by others. Remind yourself that you don’t have to do anything: You don’t have to be better than anyone else. You don’t have to win. You don’t have to be number 1 or number 27 or any other number. Give yourself permission to just be. Stop interfering with your unique natural being.
— Wayne Dyer, “Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life.”