I’m Special / I’m Not Special

In August of 1990, at a personal development workshop known as The Forum, a facilitator stood on stage and spoke steadily into the microphone. “None of you are unique,” he told us. “None of you are special.”


Fast forward to last Wednesday. I was in post-meditation mode, thinking about what came to me during my time of quiet reflection, and peacefully pruning the tomato vines when that strong, truthful, inner voice that we all meet at some point said, “For many years you wanted to be special. Now you know you aren’t. That is freedom. Now get to work, and do the things that are special to you. Watch what grows from that place, without an addiction to being recognized, congratulated, or rewarded. Then you’ll know even more profoundly what it means to be free – and how wonderfully special you are, as you are.”

ESSENTIAL OIL recommendations to support non-attachment:
– Frankincense
– Arborvitae
– Cedarwood


2 thoughts on “I’m Special / I’m Not Special

  • July 12, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Thank you Joe. “Do what is special to you…”. I can’t tell you how THAT resonated with me.
    Deborah P

    • July 13, 2017 at 12:29 AM

      Thanks, Deborah. I’m glad it triggered something for you. It certainly did for me!



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