We all strive for individuality and ways to express it. But how many of us apply our uniqueness- those treasured traits that set us apart? When there’s a fire deep down that burns within, do you quench the flames out of fear that those around you may oppose or even mock you? We all have an inner voice urging us to break out of the shell in order to express ourselves. The truth that lives in us far outweighs societal pressure and commentary. Bottom line- one cannot have one foot in truth-seeking while peddling in conformity out of appeasing others. A man must often toil in these times with the most vital question he’ll ever ask: “Who am I, really?”
Separating our identities from our work is contradictory to nature. Like any species, our dispositions should always be a reflection of what we do-our life’s work. When we examine a living thing and become captivated by some of its features, we find these parts to be a vital component to what makes its function unique from other animals. The wings of an eagle enable it to soar at high altitudes; the oil of a mechanic’s hands never seem to fully wash away, giving him an advantage of day to day manual labor. Similarly, what we occupy ourselves with will always manifest in our demeanors. The man who spends his years in caring and guiding others, by nature, exhudes a psychological and spiritual aura of genuine love.