are you, and what a beautiful creation you are! What
a magnificent mind you've been given, and what awesome
abilities to think and reach conclusions and define
yourself and your own life. You are you, and no one
else can be you. No one else can tell you what or
how you should be. No one else can tell you how to
act or how to treat other people or how to live your life.
is, unless you let them do so.
can allow other people to control you if you wish to allow
such a thing. And there are plenty of insecure
people out there who would love to take you up on that
possibility if you show it to them by the way you act, the
things you say. But once you allow someone else to
have that much influence over you, you no longer are
living as your authentic self, but as something else,
something less beautiful because the beauty has been
stifled by the controlling tendencies of some other
often see people try to control other people, to
intimidate them and control them and victimize them.
The results of such actions never are very pretty.
Let your beauty and your self shine brightly, and you'll
be a beacon that other people can look to, an inspiration
to anyone who needs a role model as inspiration to help
them to shine brightly themselves. Don't allow
others to put out your beautiful flame--define your self
and define your life, and live it as fully as you possibly