Jessica Taylor (USA)Login    Create Account

I've always felt different for as long as I can remember. I always felt like I didn't belong here in this hostile place we live in. I grew up in a very strict household, attended church every Sunday and went to catholic school. I always felt the need to questions everybody about everything! I gave them a run for their money in Sunday School and was labeled a rebel from an early age. 

Throughout high school and into my twenties, I've never had a desire to fit in with the so called 'cool crowd'. What makes them so cool anyway? Never really cared about being popular or going to all the hot spots. I always longed for more.....I sought answers to hard questions about life. Why are we here? Why is there suffering? Why can't we all just get along? :)

My spiritual journey began about two years ago. By my spiritual journey, I mean spending endless hours scouring the internet and reading countless spiritual books in an exhausting quest to obtain the truth....not to mention driving my friends and family crazy! Although I was well on my way and learning much, I needed a teacher...some guidance. After imploring the universe to send me a teacher I found BTN... or they found me :) Ask and you shall receive! On my insatiable quest for the truth, I am now equipped with direction, purpose and tools for great change. Meditation is quintessential for transformation and growth and it is the cornerstone of my metamorphosis. BTN is an amazing phenomenon and to be a part of it is truly a blessing from the Universe. :)

My spiritual journey began about two years ago. By my spiritual journey, I mean spending endless hours scouring the internet and reading countless spiritual books in an exhausting quest to obtain the truth....not to mention driving my friends and family crazy! Although I was well on my way and learning much, I needed a teacher...some guidance. After imploring the universe to send me a teacher I found BTN... or they found me :) Ask and you shall receive! On my insatiable quest for the truth, I am now equipped with direction, purpose and tools for great change. Meditation is quintessential for transformation and growth and it is the cornerstone of my metamorphosis. BTN is an amazing phenomenon and to be a part of it is truly a blessing from the Universe. :)

I have come to accept and actually love being different from other people! I love thinking for myself and not adhering to what I've been programmed to think. My most notable norm-breaking experience was deciding to dreadlock my hair. Dreadlocks are a journey in every sense. They are a test of patience, character and commitment. The people in my life advised against it but I did it anyway and it is the single best decision I've ever made. It has taught me to embrace being different and to bask in the radiance of people's bewildered stares. :)

It is imperative to question everything and think for yourself! Don't assume that something must be true or right because that's how you were raised or that's what you were taught. Learning is important but it is just as important to unlearn. Don't worry about following the herd because they have no idea where they are going. Pay no mind to what people think of you because there will always be critics no matter what you do. Trying to be what they want you to be will only exhaust you and distract you from what you really desire in life. Follow your heart. Make your own path and don't concern yourself with following the one they have laid out for you. When you let your light shine, you inspire others to do the same.

Shine on Norm-Breakers!