“My feeling is that the concept of creativeness and the concept of the healthy, self-actualizing, fully human person seem to be coming closer and closer together, and may perhaps turn out to be the same thing.” – Abraham Maslow
As a matter of fact, being that we are constantly in the process of change, the form of “you being you” in the world will change, just as everything else in the universe does. The key is to pay attention to the subtleties of what you feel drawn to, of what peaks your natural inquisitiveness, of what gives you that connected feeling. Pay attention to your inner voice, your inner calling; pay attention to what you love. Yes, some of the stepping stones on your path to health, well-being, and awakening are to be found in allowing yourself the freedom to express your uniqueness.
We are a part of the web of life and are completely interconnected with the universe we live in, and with each other. We are conditioned to view our lives in a linear way; to think in “the box”. Life is not linear, and neither are we. But we need to be able to let go of old beliefs to experience ourselves and our lives in a fresh way. And this requires courage. We need to become conscious of the habitual patterns of thinking, or limited belief systems that keep us in a cycle of discontent. We need to melt down to touch the heart, the essence of being human. The split from this human essence is the cause of so much unhappiness.