Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken

12/09/11 4:31 PM

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

I love that quote. It’s such an important reminder to be ourselves. Sounds silly in some ways. I mean, who else should we be but ourselves? Yet, at some point or another, chances are we’ve all behaved in a way that was not authentic to our True Self.  

There isn’t anyone else on earth quite like you. Isn’t that extraordinary! You bring something special to the world that no one else can in quite the way that you do. How wonderful! Your beauty, unique perspective, joy, insight, humor, silliness, etc…. It is all a gift. You are a gift. 

So today, love yourself exactly the way you are. You’re awesome! And share the joy. Remind others that they are awesome too!

Photo courtesy of Max in New York

3 Comments on “Be Yourself; Everyone Else is Already Taken”

  1. Indrani Says:

    …so very true… but sometimes its to forget this in a crowd….

  2. Rain Says:

    Thanks for sharing, Indrani!

  3. Rain Says:

    Here are a couple of comments received via email:

    From Barb:
    So true, thank you Rain for the reminder!!

    From Julie:
    I have wanted to tell you how much I enjoy and am grounded by your blog. I was thinking that there is so much stress and change in the world. I feel like I have a couple of granite pillars sticking up out of the water while the tide is pulling out to sea. One is your blog.

    From Me ;-)
    Thank You Barb and Thank You Julie!
    I always appreciate everyone’s feedback.

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