A Journal of Discovery

Weeks 24 & 25 – The Hero’s Journey – Becoming a Nonconformist


I Love the Guy on the Left

       I Love the Guy on the Left

I’ve been living as though in a dream since graduating from the Master Key Experience.  I made a commitment to this program.  I studied, practiced, persisted, and sat in awe of my new awakening.  Since its beginning six months ago, I’ve made many new friends who have also learned how to find their purpose in life and follow their dreams.

We conform to no one.  We’ve found our chief aim in life and are acting on it in the face of those who would have us do it their way, or follow their plans for us, or who want to cast us into their mold.

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes, “Whoso would be a man must be a nonconformist.”

The Master Key Experience has taught me how to do what is in my heart, not what others think I should do.

I am nature’s greatest miracle.  I am unique and I must remain so, listening to my source – in silence – daily.  If we conform, Emerson says, “We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and acquire by degree the gentlest asinine expression.”  The foolish face and the forced smile is how he puts it.

Not me though!

I have found my way and am so darned grateful to be in control of my own destiny.

To Be yourself - Emerson quote

And when I truly believe and act on this, my awareness will remain in defenselessness.  I will not need to convince others of my point of view.  I will be myself.



Virginia Perl

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  1. Hi Virginia! I saw this a few days ago and came back to read it this morning. As I read your post I recognized those thoughts and actions also inside me. Thank you again my dear friend for another great read in starting this awesome Saturday! Love you!
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  2. Hi, Virginia. Good to see you continuing to post. I’m enjoying the journey as it continues. More practice is needed, but I have committed to that practice. I feel good about it.
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  3. You have always seemed to me to have an indomitable spirit! One that is definitely non-conformist! It has been a joy to read your posts! I just sent a fb request so we can keep in touch! You are awesome!

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