Rubyshooz wrote about the way today and it got me going. The Way is a personal thing and perhaps only points to half the way. Just like my post about becoming unique.
So what is uniqueness for me? I understand that we are all different and listen to another drummer. Some of us are writers, others make music or art, nurses or fireman. We all have things that we lean towards and that give us the most of joy and a sense of inner peace.
Life seems to be dealing us all the cards and the blows we need to listen to our soul, instinct, sixth sense, intuition whatever, so that we begin to realize who we are and feel it, live it, share it.
I read Better blog branding: Finding your uniqueness by Chris Garrett and he has an interesting set of questions to ask your friends to find out about what they think about what makes you different. Here is my answers to the questions.
How would I describe myself in three words? Loving, learning, radiant.
What are my values and virtues? A list of virtues and a difficult one is patience, I am still learning not to yell at my children. When they put their stuff all over the place and I am at the end of my day. Great time to practice and that thought always comes when I have already done it. Sounds familiar? Someone sent me an email and refers to this behavior as ’emotional police’.
How would I describe my competitors? Perhaps people that do not understand who I am and what I radiate. They often tell me much later that their thinking got the better of them and that made them stop communicating out of their own choice. Because of my paranormal experiences, my looks, whatever. But the uncomfortable bunch is still not competitors. I can’t think of any.
What’s my story? How is my story different to others? A story of 42 years in a couple of lines? Impossible. I follow my own drummer after years of shutting off the sound. Like a bee humming around my head I tried to shy the bee away. Abuse, bank robberies, horrible jobs and many more showed me that life does not need to be painful and struggle every day. When I turned around and began to acknowledge the humming bee I turned the ship around and went with the flow. Not always. I am not perfect, I am a human being learning to do the best I can.
Is there anything that could never be said about me? That would be that I do not have time for others. I forget to give time to myself.
Do I have a philosophy? Beliefs? Sayings? Many. Favorite ones are Taoism, Tibetan Buddhism, Rosicrucianism, Hermetics, Metaphysics. All from the world of duality pointing the finger to go within and ask for my own directions.
Are there unique achievements to my name? Am I the first, best, newest …? None that I can think of. Swimming 25 meters under water? Not good enough…
Which attributes are supportable by facts? Blog stats? 15.000 hits. About 90 to 120 hits per day.
Can I turn my “features” into “benefits“? So what helps to distinguish Radiant Woman? I have been hesitant to be clear in who I am on my blog. It is challenging to be an open book about the paranormal side, about my ways to come to terms with that. About my daily encounters with people that show my vulnerable and my bad side. About what this blog is about. About what I need. Still making excuses to hide and not to be found out.
What can I say about myself that I could not say about anyone else? What a horrific question. Can I say: I am Miriam aka Radiant Woman at radiantwoman.wordpress.com?
Those last three are vital, says Chris. I failed completely and I still do not realize how unique I am. PFFF