The best advice I’ve received lately is “Be yourself not somebody else”. We all have our individual voices yet some are afraid to show their true self. The thing that makes us unique is our special take on life and love.
As a musician, I spend countless hours listening to music. I really dig individuals that have strong personalities musically. Their sound stands out. I was never really attracted to those that were strong imitators. They were great musicians but they reminded me of someone else. Granted we all have to emulate then create, but many spend their lives emulating and making a career doing so. “Be yourself not somebody else”
We all should seek guidance from great teachers so we can learn from others (what to do and what not to do), but guidance does not equate to spending our lives being professional copy cats. You have access to the ocean of unlimited consciousness. There is no need to be regurgitation. The divine inspiration is within you. Still your mind, steady your thought and open your heart. What is your message? What is the pulse coming from your heart beat? What is your purpose?
Imagine that you are given a block of wood to create. Each day of life you have the opportunity to chip away at that piece of wood to reveal the beauty within; the masterpiece. Will you imitate someone else? Or will you create the work of art you are destined to be?