READER REPORT:

'Fitting in can be tough'

BRENDAN WU
Last updated 05:00 15/12/2013

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I have felt out of place for most of my adult life. It's that feeling of being a square peg trying to fit into a round hole.

It's knowing that you are on this planet to do more than what you are doing now.

It's the realisation that there was a greater purpose that you should be fulfilling whether that be for yourself or some social cause.

Fitting in can be tough. You try to find acceptance but deep down you know that you cannot accept it. You are almost doing yourself a disservice by attempting to do so.

The question that comes to mind is when do you act on the restlessness? My mind is always looking beyond the stars while trying to keep my feet firmly on the ground. It takes courage. It takes faith. It takes belief. There is almost this inherent trust within yourself that you will find your place. All you need to do is to keep your eyes open and keep moving forward.

I am still searching. Sometimes you think you find it but your heart tells you to keep looking.

My advice? Remain restless for as long as you can. We are not here to stand still.

Derek Handley in his book Heart to Start said it best:

"...if you have the feeling that you know what you're doing is not what you were meant to be doing with your time on this planet - you have a bit of work to do, but take comfort in knowing that just by knowing this, you've at least started...

You're ready now. You were ready yesterday. Never grow up. Never give up. Begin. Become."

Start the journey and never let it end. There's a square hole for everyone.


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