Life is not a competition. Be willing to be ordinary and experience the freedom to be yourself. We can easily get caught up trying to be “someone special” and forget how to just be ourselves in an authentic way. The constant push for attention and success (usually measured in material wealth or fame) can absorb our lives and leave us feeling like a pendulum swinging between feeling too good about ourselves (vanity) or not good enough (insecurity). This is the dance of the ego and a complete distraction to being contented with who we are and where we are in each moment.
Being ordinary doesn’t mean being boring or being like everyone else. We all have the capacity for great creativity and bring our own unique gifts and beauty to the world. We all have the ability to do extraordinary things. In fact, the world is full of magic and miracles. To be ordinary in this world is to accept that you are already extraordinary. Our bodies, minds and souls are miracles all on their own, not to mention the sun, moon and stars…All around us is magic, all we have to do is pay attention.
To be ordinary is to be free from comparison to others, free from the need to decorate and embellish our lives to feel better about ourselves. To be ordinary is to be natural and live in harmony with the way things are.
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