Be Yourself


Why would you want to be someone else
When you could be better by being yourself
Why pretend to be someone you are not
When you have something they haven't got

Cheating yourself of the life you have to live
Deprives others of that only which you can give
You have much more to offer by being just you
Than walking around in someone else's shoes

Trying to live the life of another is a mistake

It is a masquerade; nothing more than a fake
Be yourself and let your qualities show through
Others will love you more for being just you 

Remember that God loves you just as you are
To Him you are already a bright shining star
Family and friends will love you more too
If you spent time practicing just being you.
 

(Ellen Bailey)          

8 comments:

  1. True. We can best at when we are in ourselves. Express ourselves, feel ourselves. We can inspire by others but never duplicate anyone. We have the self-effulgent 'Atman' to support us, why we need others. Who is God? It is here. We can go to Himalayas, religious places but the lover resides deep inside and grin at us always. The greatest religion is faith in ourselves.

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    It is a great verse. thanks for the inspiration.

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  2. Shubhajit, I admire your insights:
    ...'We have the self-effulgent 'Atman' to support us, why we need others...
    Thanks for adding your inspiring views making this post more meaningful.
    God bless.

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  3. The most often forgotten lines:

    "Why pretend to be someone you are not
    When you have something they haven't got."

    Great sharing. In gassho. _/|\_

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  4. Thanks Rizal. I am glad you have liked the post.
    God bless.

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  5. In search of oneself

    A quiet lake called Lostlake,
    and a clear mirror image
    reflecting the moment one photographer wants to catch.
    "O my gosh, O my gosh"
    Flicking, flicking, flicking
    A fish flashes out of the... calm.
    Autumn wind breezing cool.
    He knows not he knows not.....

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  6. Hi Surjit,

    I can't say enough about being yourself and letting your truth shine forth for all the world to see.

    No one can be you any better than you.

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  7. Hi Alexys,
    Very well said:
    ....'No one can be you any better than you...'
    Thanks for sharing your valuable insights.
    God bless.

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  8. Thanks Paul for sharing your insights.
    God bless.

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