A passion for authentic individuality? What am I really blabbering on about here?
To set aside one’s perceived reality long enough for one’s authentic self to shine forth and then to have the courage to see it through without fear, that’s what!
So how does one tell the difference between what’s authentic and what’s not? The amount of light and joy that shines forth. Not the kind you speak of but the kind permeates your whole body. The kind that people react to with a smile for the heart knows what’s true and real.
Judging thoughts however simple, swift, innocent or ‘right’ are but a wet diaper on one’s authentic individuality. So is fear. That said, it takes a scrupulous amount of discernment to say “No I don’t want that, it does not express my truth”.
If we can courageously get past that point even for just a few moments in a life time, we begin to witness the unfolding of our authentic self.
If we are able to stand in our individual truth amongst our family, our peers, our teachers we are well on the way of making a difference in this world.
The part of us that doesn’t need to fit in the box lest it gets left behind. The part that dares to express its truth even at the cost of remaining seemingly alone. Seemingly, for in the quest for one’s individuality, one has assuredly had a glimpse of our Togetherness.
Breaking free of collective notions of acceptability is a tough threshold to surpass on the quest for finding our authentic individuality. And yet it is our unique individual story that sets us apart:
“No one is you.
There is not another like you.
Your story is unique.
This is your power.
Your way is the right way.
Before learning how to be in a ‘school’,
Swim your own way.”
Much like early age potty training finding our truth let alone listening to it can be a hit or miss affair. The collective pool resists individuality and change even if what it sees is better. Yes Better!
Better being defined as better in all senses of the world. More light, more beauty, more joy, more effective, more productive, more reproductive. Oh yes you bet I’m judging! For if only each one of us can confidently, lovingly express our individual truths can the fear of our unique individuality being ‘swollowed’ up, be overcome.
Only if we can truly stand ALONE in our unique individuality can we stand TOGETHER as one.
That’s what all the passion and urgency is about. We are Water Happy to support individual ways of being in the water. By working with water we support people to love water and themselves in their own unique ways of learning.
Even if we agree to disagree on this, I would love to hear from you.