We often hear extolled the individuality and uniqueness of the self each of us brings to our spiritual journey. Upon reflection, however, it seems to me that uniqueness and individuality are more attachments to our false selves. The essence of our true self is a oneness with God shared identically with every other human being. Only in our false selves, the selves we create from our worldly circumstances, is there uniqueness and individuality. I would suggest that thisuniqueness and individuality can be looked upon as something to be overcome in order to get to the core of our being.
More often than not what we would refer to as our uniqueness and individualityare cobbled from the persona with which we choose to deal with the world around us. Habituation to this persona asserts itself in the way we deal with God, and in this we are indeed unique and individual. But if all that is pared away, we are not!
We are equally and in the same way children of the Father. We are often urged to celebrate our uniqueness and individuality, but I am under the persuasion that it is our sameness that we should celebrate. After all, is it not misplaced pride in our uniqueness and individuality that fosters pride and fights humility? And is it not the recognition of the uniqueness and individuality of others that influences jealousy and envy?
The closer we operate within the parameters of our collective sameness the closer we are to our true selves.