Does the uncommon person following their own path. I propose that IS what we are ALL here to do. We are creative. Are we to continually recreate duplicates of what has already been done? Copying who we thought are the masters, like drones in a factory? Are we to regurgitate something someone else thought up, to follow the leader, do what you are told, get in line, etc.
Something is terribly wrong with this idea. Who was the original person that thought up what we are all to follow. Somebody did, and we behold them as "great" and a “master”. In their time these great ones were taunted, persecuted and killed for the very ideas we consider to follow today.
So lets be our own great ones, our own masters, our own destiny deciders. Within each religious tradition there is room to be great. Outside each religious tradition there is room to be great. You might have some folks think you are not towing the line and that you are bucking the system. People came here to be creative, and make a difference, and put their mark on the world, and help others.
When you are not doing this, you are miserable. When you are under the weight of another’s expectations and you have the desire to achieve something else, you are miserable. This is how you know it is against your creators wishes. The Creator did not wish for you to be miserable. What does that serve?
You are to be joyful in your walk. And you are joyful when you are making a difference in your world of influence, and when your are thinking up new ways to do things, and new ways to be, placing your mark on your world of influence, having people saying thank you for your contributions. THIS is the mark of a master, a great one, and a teacher extraordinaire. This is what we ALL desire in our hearts.
In my opinion.