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Leave Yourself Some Wiggle Room July 4, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Humor, Life Balance, Mindfulness.
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Cinderella fits the glass slipper. From left t...

Cinderella fits the glass slipper. From left to right: Jaq, Gus, Suzy, Perla, the Grand Duke, Drizella, Anastasia, Lady Tremaine and Cinderella. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Forcing ourselves to conform to “the norm” is as futile as trying to shove a  square peg into a round hole that’s (at least) two sizes too small.

Or like Drizella and Anastasia trying to fool Prince Charming as our toes and heels cry out in alarm:

Ouch! 
Stop that!
You’re pinching me!

Step away from the knife!

Acceptance of our unique mix of qualities transforms life from a “struggle to fit in” to a well-tailored experience with a bit of “wiggle room in it.”

When we stop hiding who we are, we have more energy to become more fully who we want to be.

Free of confining constraints, we breathe a sigh of relief.

Aah . . . that’s better!

monkeysLiberating Thoughts on Liberty:

* He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away. ~ Raymond Hull

* To be nobody but yourself (in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else) means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. ~ e.e.cummings

Always remember that you don’t have to be what they want you to be. ~ Mohammad Ali

Happy Independence Day!

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”