The path towards becoming our highest potential is filled with moments when you doubt your sanity because you are fed up of being called the odd one out. In my view this criticism probably stems from the herd mentality where following behind other sheep is considered norm and possibly a safe/accepted way of life. When you choose to take a stand for something you believe in, a truth you are willing to die for, then you will most likely find yourself standing alone while others point fingers, explaining ways you could change yourself and become more like them. Because if you are not like them, then you are a stupid motherfucker.
May be their hearts are in a good place and they really worry about your decisions, after-all pursuing something whole heartedly is risky business and most people prefer to lead risk averse lives. On the other hand, may be they just cannot comprehend your views, choices and actions. Whatever the reason may be, you have to politely refuse their desperate requirement to mould you into something they are more comfortable understanding. No one can tell you that you can’t do something because they have convinced their own self that your way of life is unachievable. If you are conscious enough to have recognised your inner truth and understand your dreams, if you have been able to convince yourself and consciously take a stand, then that is the end of the story. Why waste time convincing others when you can spend that time doing something productive for yourself?
For a long while, I let these suggestions bother me until I learnt to be comfortable in my own skin. We are all similar on some level but definitely unique on another, just like snow flakes. Learn to be comfortable with who you are on the inside. The more out of touch we are with our inner reality, the more problems we seem to stack up in our lives. I have noticed that those people who come across unhappy, stressed and always complain are usually the ones who are too scared to get in touch with their inner self, probably because they find their inner self too unique (may be even a stupid mofo) which is not in line with society’s ‘safe/accepted‘ standards.
We owe it to our soul to express our individuality. I believe this is our biggest responsibility in life, even before our responsibility towards our loved ones because if we are not radiating love from within, we are unfit to radiate it onto others. Even if we manage to do it for a while to please others, at some point we will break down because we are not in line with the true purpose of your existence.
So my Friday Therapy For The Soul is to not give a toss for other people’s opinions and just be a stupid mofo! Stupid mofos are fearless, relentless, kinda awesome warriors.
Here is a cool (Be Stupid) campaign by Diesel that I came across while look for images.