“The lives of others can only be inspirational
Nature gave me different talents
So that I could be me.”
Once a great seer, Chetan lived on the banks of the river Ganges. He learnt higher knowledge from the prophets and also knew of their ways. In far away lands people got to know of him and how he had helped thousands all his life. Some worshipped him as another Jesus while others as a different prophet. As he lay breathing his last, someone asked him
“O! Great one, why are you pale and fearful?”
The seer replied
“I am happy to finally go to God. But fearful that he may ask me
‘You became a Buddha and a Jesus, but why did you not become Chetan?’ “
If the creative intelligence desired that I should be like someone else, then I would’ve been born a clone of another. My competencies, my body, my thought and my circumstance would not be different and unique.
The Divine inside desires a distinctive expression through each creation with a common theme of empathy and love.
It is ok to be inspired by great lives.
It is ok to imbibe higher values from others.
It is also perfectly ok to be me. To express my own self conjoined with righteous values.
I cannot be someone else. When I try to be, my own self worth plummets, causing disease.
Lao tzu writes
“Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him.
Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.“
This is the very basis of the highest form of love; Self-love.
A power so great that all else bows before it.
It is now time to fall in love with yourself.
To be you.