“I can’t be nobody but me and that’s all I can be…I can’t be who you want me to be, cause homie that ain’t me.”  These are the words to an old rap song that I can’t recall the title to.  Sorry.  This tune came to me while in meditation today.  Everyday I wonder how close I am to my destiny.  And everyday I wonder if I am walking in my purpose.  I’m still figuring things out people.  But what I have learned, as I grow from day-to-day is that, I have to be me.  I may not fit in your box or circle, and it’s ok.  I’m not suppose to!  I didn’t always know this.  I’ve allotted a heap of time dedicated towards someone elses purpose.  It sounds silly, but I have cinched, squished, flipped and folded myself.  All in efforts of trying to fit the mold of others. *(family, friends, idols, etc.)  Only to realize it will NEVER work.

Here you are, the original blueprint, but would rather trade for a street-sketch artists copy.  It’s like going to the grocery store and passing up the Honey Nut Cheerios, and going for the Sweet Toasted O’s.  They may look and feel the same, but the taste is “O” so different.  Just as those cereal brands are different, so are you and I.  Everyone, the whole entire existence.  Now I have nothing against the toasted o’s, I know there’s a market for them.  I see them in every grocery store.

When I think of a grocery store, of any kind, I think of all the unique people around me.  There’s so much variety.  So much influence.  So much creativity.  WOW.  If the stores were filled with one product, or a couple of products, things wouldn’t be that amazing.  This is how I view myself.  I don’t want to be a cloned item on the shelf.  In fact, I KNOW that I’m not a clone off the shelf.  But at times I find myself looking up to highly respected individuals, in which I aspire after leading a life as theirs.  Conforming to what I see and hear them do.  Not realizing that I was in fact, still cloning myself as someone elses product and sitting on their shelf.  Who wants to be a “CHEAP COPY” of a great original?  While knowing that you are uniquely designed, your question should read:  Who wants to be a “GREAT ORIGINAL”.  It’s really all you CAN be.  Everything else is a knock-off.