Your value is in being yourself.

Most of us would like to make a difference in life. We want to achieve and/or be of service. It’s important to us to feel there is worth in our existence.

To provide value, we often take on roles—the good child, the conscientious student, the trustworthy friend, the caring partner, the reliable employee. We present ourselves and behave in ways that might satisfy others’ needs and desires.

In doing so, we actually debase our true worth. Each of us is unique. We have our own set of talents, traits, and mannerisms and a mindset that is singularly our own. When we constrain our true selves to fit into a useful role, we pare away the parts of us that are special and beautiful.

By being acting and thinking in accordance with our own unique nature, we shine our personal gifts out to be shared with all creation. By contrast, most of what we may think of as useful roles are simply a combination of skills that could very well be learned by anyone.

Today’s message reminds me to be my own weird, wonderful, wacky self. In finding happiness in doing so, I best fulfill my life purpose.

Please reflect and share. Are you comfortable sharing your true self with others?