Please Be Yourself Today . . .


I woke up early this morning and felt . . . well shall I say “out of sorts” somehow. Over the years I am now realizing that often when I “feel” this way, it is because I am attempting to be someone else’s definition of Alan.

So this morning I went for a long walk in the desert and allowed the quietness to wash over me. It was during this walk that I was reminded of the following quote by E.E. Cummings:

“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight. Never stop fighting!”

Please be yourself today . . . and every new day as well.

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5 Responses to Please Be Yourself Today . . .

  1. Lynn says:

    Thank you for your whisper, as that hit a strong beautiful chord. So much love to you.


  2. Jacqueline Cathcart says:



  3. soozable says:

    Haven’t located your posts for a while, Alan, and was delighted to see this one. Seems like you’ve switched over to a blog (or else I’m slow on the uptake). Congratulations to you; you are needed on a blog!


  4. Beth says:

    How appropriate this is. Just what I needed to read (and hear) today. Thanks.


  5. Robert says:

    Thank you my friend. Robert


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