“A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose-and don’t let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don’t ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredible unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.” – Leo Buscaglia
I was talking with one of my clients this week about their uniqueness. They told me it was still hard for them to believe in themselves and their uniqueness at times. Many times they felt uncomfortable to claim their gifts and talents. I asked them if they would be willing to check where else this pattern shows up in their lives. As they thought about it they could not claim their creativeness which often keeps them from being as success as they could be. The overwhelm sets in when they are called on to be their unique selves. I asked them what they would be willing to create to anchor their thoughts when they move back into overwhelm. Some of their ideas were to collect affirmations to have with them, music on their MP3, favorite books, take a walk, drink a bottle of water, eat some fruit, and a journal to write in.
As our session was finishing and they were creating their action plan for the next week the first thing they wanted to add was to claim their uniqueness, creativeness, and play.
Are you willing to claim and use yours in creating and playing?
“It is the child in man that is the source of his uniqueness and creativeness, and the playground is the optimal milieu for the unfolding of capacities and talents.” ~ Eric Hoffer