More on Being Extra Special
"Everyone is already the living Buddha, complete, whole, perfect as you are. All this action and effort to become special is just making you very unspecial and creating a tremendous amount of pain and suffering. " Zen master Dennis Genpo Merzel
How many times have you logged on to social media only to feel overwhelmed and less than in comparing yourself to the grand displays of others? Next the fear of missing out creeps in. If everyone already understood and embraced their birthright of whole and perfect, perhaps there would be less having to justify and prove it to each other online. The truth is, no one is special because we are all in fact special which makes us all equal and the same. It's only circumstances, resources, privilege and material wealth that make us seem better or worse than the next. We each have unique gifts that with any luck, courage and perseverance, get expressed and shared with the world making it all a better place. Rather than be mad at someone for having a talent, a success, an opportunity, instead explore what is your gift that needs expression and flow in the direction of expressing it. Breathe easy. You already are enough. When you interact with another human being, try instead viewing them as also (like you) a special spiritual being having a human experience.
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