Be in the world, but not of the world. The physical, material world we inhabit does not have to dictate to us who we are and what we are. The people who surround us and with whom we live should not dictate to us who and what we are. We may be born into a close-knit community, a rich family, or a life of poverty, but we will have to break away at some point to become who we truly were meant to be. We cannot let the world and its people rule us and control how we behave and what we do with our lives. Each of us must find his or her own way. Sometimes it takes a leap of faith to make choices, decisions, or changes that are opposed to the criteria and expectations we were raised to believe in. To break away we need to rely on guidance from the Spirit, from the Higher Power that gives us strength whenever we need it. It is time to let the Spirit of God guide us and give us comfort and confidence as we grow in independence and become who we were meant to be.
Follow your own instincts even when you know it will be hard to do so.
Learn to love and accept the person you are meant to be.
The wisdom to know and be who we are comes from the Spirit.
Listen to the Spirit's voice within your soul; let it guide you in your daily lives.