“The biggest message is for you to just be who you are. Be as you can be, because that’s why you’re here. That’s why you’ve come here, to express your magnificence and to shine your light as brightly as you can. Don’t deprive the universe or the world of who you came here to be.” ~Anita Moorjani

4 thoughts on ““The biggest message is for you to just be who you are. Be as you can be, because that’s why you’re here. That’s why you’ve come here, to express your magnificence and to shine your light as brightly as you can. Don’t deprive the universe or the world of who you came here to be.” ~Anita Moorjani

  1. The artwork is fabulous. My question…how can you not be yourself? No matter where you are or what you’re doing…you are always you. If you are pretending to be someone or something else, then that is simply you pretending. I understand what this is supposed to mean but I think that you can never be anyone but yourself. It doesn’t matter how you’re “acting” or “being,” it’s always you and you have to take responsibility for that. The choice to alter your behavior or belief system is always there but you will be making the changes and the choices if YOU choose to do so. It is impossible to be anything/anyone but who you are.

    • Sorry hit and run, or thank you for the inspiration or instigating my thoughts:
      I understand from what you have written that you believe, no matter how one may pretend to be, even in the pretence they are being themselves, at least a part of themselves.
      Though the being influenced and effected by others, even by being a part of the others that an individual may perceive as they wish to be – or that others expect of them; all of this is a part of becoming oneself.
      Truly being oneself: as the quote from Rumi indicates and indeed as you point to, requires taking responsibility. Requiring a letting go of the control exerted upon us. Pushing it away is to hold on to it and play a part in it: the control that an organised society places by the very nature of it being organised. The artwork is violent and as such, as Xandrablackprime comments, depicts well ” parts of society” and of many individuals categorising and controlling whilst covering their own fears.
      We, the great and vast majority of us are not us. We are a part of a system. This is to the great deficit of mankind and this planet that is our heaven.

  2. This image is so reminiscent of the Painted Bird, which I think is important on a certain level. There will always be parts of society that want to destroy difference, and this is part of what one needs to overcome in being true to oneself. Was this an intentional part of the message? Peace, love, hope, xx

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