Whom Do You Imitate?
It is one of the commonest things in life to imitate. People copy kings or sages, according to whether they are snobs or spiritually-minded (as they call it). People applaud or deride the act, instead of noticing the common factor, mimicry.
Mimicry is trying to look like someone or something else.
But what about looking, feeling or being like YOURSELF?
A wise man once said:
‘In the next life, you will not be asked, “Why did you not behave like such-and-such a person?”
‘You will be asked:
“Why did you not behave like your real self?”
‘If you know who and what you are, you can start to be that person, instead of a copy of the ideas, the behaviour or the image of someone else, or some collection of people. Then you can really BE.’