There are billions of people in the world and every one of them is special. No one else in the world is like you. – Muhammad Ali
We’ve heard that each of us is unique. No one has our exact fingerprints. No one has our exact voice. We are each unique and different just like each snowflake is different.
So what does it mean to be unique and different? Why are we each different?
I think we are each an individualized part of the whole. This whole can be the whole of humankind or it can be the whole of everything that is. We are each like a puzzle piece that is required to complete the picture. If a piece of the puzzle is missing the picture will not be complete or be as perfect as it could be.
So if we want the universe to be complete then we must be who we are. We don’t need to be a copy of anyone else, that’s not what is needed from us. What is needed from us is for us to be our unique and authentic self.
If you’re trying to be a copy of someone else, it won’t work. If you are trying to be anything but your authentic self, it won’t work. But if you are being yourself, if you are doing things your way, if you are doing what you can do – then you are contributing to the universe. You are helping complete the puzzle. You are being special by just being you.