Conformity versus Transformation

Blog 2532 -10.04.2022

Conformity versus Transformation

One of the Jesus quotes that I recall from my Christian days is: “Be not conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind…” Ours is the age of group-think quite unlike no other before it. Peer-pressure and a desire to fit in, conspire to mold us into shape, a shape others find less threatening and perhaps easier to accept, but one that never feels quite right for us, instead making us feel just like we were living someone else’s life.

True inner peace and joy are only ours when we are in our right minds and living the life that we set out to live before we began this most recent adventure in time and space. The easiest course seems to be going with the flow, not bucking the system, nor rocking the boat, to mix a few metaphors.

There may not be an I in team, but neither is there a you. And you are after all still you. Don’t forget to carve out a little space for that person. We can only stand together when we have first stood apart. Your true friends will always celebrate your unique gifts and not be threatened by them, but are by them encouraged to be their own true selves as well.

Your friend and fellow traveler,

David White

You’re Still You

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