Notes From The Awareness: 224

We are not weird; we are merely ourselves.

Please discuss. How does this play out in life?

I’ll start us out. Weird is a term that gets tossed around a lot. We and others tend to use it when someone isn’t like us. In doing so, we reassure ourselves. We’re normal, sane, functional, socially acceptable. The individual being judged and labeled presumably isn’t. We make try to make ourselves look good by making them look bad.

We’ve all certainly also had the term applied to us, if we weren’t behaving or thinking as others expected we should. It hurts; we may feel shamed or that a part of us is unworthy. The label ostracizes us and separates us from those who are self-designated as okay.

Today’s message reminds me that there is no quantifiable scale of weirdness. There is no such thing and two foot pounds of weirdness. Weird is a completely subjective label, valid only in the opinion of the persona making the judgment.

I’m unique, with my own personal brand of traits, talents, and qualities. So are you and every single other individual. We are all just ourselves. I only should consider changing myself if I feel it would be beneficial and increase my happiness and well being. I’m free to enjoy life on my own terms. So are we all.

How about you? Do you embrace your weirdness?