How much time do we dedicate to our families, work, friends…? Even our car passes the I.T.V., but what about us…? In Western culture there is a tendency to live in a mechanical way, we do not realize that our voice is that of social conditioning where the “I must” is imposed over what I really feel. If we also add the labels and patterns that we have inherited, especially from our parents, we can realize how far we are from our true essence. And to find it we must start by asking ourselves if we are really living the life we want to live. Even if that means starting to make certain types of liberating decisions that often involve going through periods of pain.
And what to do with the pain? We can settle into a state of victimhood and say “poor me…”, blame others for everything that happens to us and even get angry with the world for the unfair way it treats us “with how good I am, how can this happen to me…”. But it is very difficult to move forward like this. We have to start taking ourselves seriously and make an exercise of responsibility with ourselves. Moving from why this happens to me to what for can be a good way to start. What we can live as the most dramatic experience of our life can end up becoming the most enriching, a real teacher. You have to admit that you have arrived at the point where you are, for something and for something. To become aware of our fears will draw the path along which we must continue to evolve, and to evolve we must dare with ourselves, that is to say: open ourselves to the possibility of experiencing the true freedom of being.
Becoming aware of our fears, conditionings, labels and patterns acquired in a responsible and loving way will give us the possibility to connect to who we truly are, exceptional beings. It is true that facing our own shadow is not an easy task but if we dare we will end up being grateful for it. We must try to prevent emotions or circumstances from taking control of our lives, because we must learn to manage them.
Your world can change if you change the way you think and act. We are our own masters, but we cannot wait for our fortune to come to us sitting on the couch. Your essence, although somewhat hidden, is already in you. You just have to dare to discover it!