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You're Unusual For a Reason

You might not know


Because I'm pretty good at covering it up


But ever since I was a young boy, I could feel it inside...


The energy of an outsider and someone who was a bit unusual


For many, this might sound a bit negative or sad, but it's not at all


In fact, the more aware I become, the more comfortable I am with it all


I no longer see it as a weakness of mine, but instead as a strength


It's what's allowed me to go on crazy journey's in my life


It's what's allowed me to be ok with being alone


It's what's allowed me to accept who I am


It's what's allowed me to be myself


I'm an unusual outsider...


The Mind Machine


My mind doesn't stop


It's been that way as long as I can remember


Especially after a long day of work, thinking, or mental activity


It's as if I'm always "ON", and the mind doesn't like the "OFF" setting


Often times I find the mind analyzing past, present, and future opportunities


Trying to learn something, decide on something, or plan for something


When in fact, all I prefer at times is that it shuts down and rests


It's the reason I enjoy the time alone and don't complain


I need it to reset and slow down all the brain activity


At times, it's like I'm on a different frequency


An outcast on his own wavelength


Observing all of you...


The Dilemma


When you're different


It's impossible to be like the rest


You struggle to follow the norms and fit in


And the ones that do, are only hiding their true self


This will kill you inside, and it's what was happening to me


On the other hand, when I was young, I didn't want to be different


I was not aware of my unusual uniqueness and the ability to own these traits


Instead, I spent my energy trying to be like everyone else around me


Which confused me even more and took me down an odd path


A path that was made for someone else and not for me


But an outsider never stops searching for a home


And a few years ago, I got back on my path


By ending my own internal dilemma


And accepting the outcast...


The Creativity Hack


Go back as far as you want


But popular artists are often unusual too


And also have trouble with addiction and mental health


For some reason, this creative energy often comes with its difficulties


Or is it the difficulties that develop the creative energy within the unusual ones


Either way, it's often the awareness and ownership of their own uniqueness


That allows them to put their energy towards more creative activities


By accepting who they are instead of fighting it day after day


In the end, this goes for every single one of you though


The sooner you accept your special uniqueness


The sooner you can leverage it's powers


And create what others can not


The ultimate outcast...


The Lesson


Let's not overcomplicate it


It's the reason we often make mistakes


We overcomplicate simple things and overthink


When in fact, we should think less and find simple solutions


Simple solutions like being true to yourself, instead of trying to fit in


Simple solutions like leveraging your uniqueness, instead of hiding it inside


Simple solutions like understanding the outcast within, instead of judging yourself


And to do this, I often need to quiet the mind machine I spoke of earlier on


Which I do with meditation and yoga, both great tools for the mind


That allow you to connect with yourself on a deeper level


So that the unusual outsider can finally be heard


And accepted for what they represent


You're the only one stopping it...


With Love,

Steven Arthur George aka CannaBeMe


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