Individuality

I watched a documentary yesterday and a piece of Wisdom started forming in my mind. I’ve been thinking about it again this morning.

Individuality does not come from the clothes that we wear or our physical appearance. It does not come from the possessions we have or the size of our bank account. What makes each of us “me” are the gifts and talents that we have been given- the unique way of giving back, of helping others, of contributing to the Greater Good and the next seven generations and of how we honour the past and our Ancestors.

In our society if you take a close look you will find that our homes are relatively the same, the clothing is relatively the same and in people’s efforts to display their individuality they “have to” purchase the fad of the day, the same objects that everyone else is having in order to be an individual.

Looking behind the layers of the physical world, when you watch people, really watch, you can see how they interact differently, how they interpret events differently, how they problem-solve differently, how they prioritize differently and so on, and so on. These differences are clues to the true individuality – the mixture of gifts, skills and personal characteristics. These unique combinations of qualities are what give us “individuality”.

And, on the grander scale, the individuality factor is what makes the world go round. We are all here as part of a giant plan, each of us being that proverbial thread woven into the fabric of life. Regardless of how vibrant or strong our piece of thread is, if we aren’t interlaced amongst the other threads then we may look good but our “individuality” is not contributing to society as a whole.

What makes you an “individual” and how do you use these qualities to add to the betterment of our society?

~ Debbie, “The Journey Within “
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