Many of us are now at the place where we have no alternative but to be true to ourselves
We come to this world to experience our own reality — to learn who we are by being what we thought would be best for us. Eventually, most of us reach a place where we are not so content with doing our lives in the old ways. Most people may never recognise this state when it happens. They may go on doing life as they always have until they die discontented. This is not the way life was intended to be lived here. But it is the way many people live their lives. Life is intended to be lived here in great joy, with great wisdom, and with energy abounding.
Why then do so many people live in a state of fear, or exhaustion, or depression? I believe it’s often because they are not living the true life they came here to live and their mind and body know it. They know it on such a deep level that they can’t keep themselves from feeling discomfort and discontentment. I know that for me there were many years in which I sensed that I wasn’t doing my life exactly as I needed. I was either in the wrong profession, living in the wrong place, or with the wrong people, or trying to convince myself that I was happy. It wasn’t working. I knew in my heart that I didn’t have time to continue living that way, that if I did I would never be happy or fulfill my life’s purpose.
Today, I’ve reached a place where I feel relatively content with my human life, though many people living in the old ways might be prone to wonder. I am living so far outside the box of typical human existence that I imagine I make no sense to them. Because now I see my life as a joyous walk through a beautiful land, encumbered only by my own ability to express joy and give and receive love.
If I learn to do these things to the best of my ability, then there is no
more for me to do here. When we first come here, I believe many of us don’t believe we know how to relax and be ourselves. We may be following someone else’s mandates or beliefs. Do you see what I mean? Have you found your life blocked or unrewarding? Can you see new ways in which you may enjoy your life, if you gave yourself the chance? Look deeper inside yourself and discover where your joy may lie dormant. Look until you find the things which bring you joy and then begin doing them. You may not find your truth entirely the next moment. It usually takes years for one to open fully to one’s self, after years of self-denial. But you can begin to discover the things which have always brought you joy and allow yourself to begin doing them.
This is a time to be who we are. It’s a time to allow that to be enough. It’s not a time to seek ourselves in the external world, for that world holds no answers for us. Our truths are within us, deep inside where we place them for later discovery. Many of us are now at the place where we have no alternative but to be true to ourselves. This is the way we planned it when we came here. If you are like me, you’ve found that you can no longer pretend that the old ways are serving you. You know that you must go forward into a new reality which may be unknown and may be more than a little bit frightening. We’re often afraid to move into the light, to be someplace we may know is real but we can’t quite remember.
This is the nature of this new energy, this new reality, which is coming to this planet. We have no choice but to follow it — if it is our path — yet we may fear the letting go of old things which have been part of our lives. We may fear the very thing that we must experience if we are to become our true selves. One must move into the light in baby steps until one is ready to run with it. But holding back from it entirely brings great pain. The pain you feel in your soul may be from holding yourself back from experiencing joy and love.
How does one find oneself ? Look inside where the answers are buried. Be who you are to be the best of your ability each moment.
Don’t worry if some of the things you’re still doing don’t feel entirely enlightened. Allow yourself to experience your reality as fully as possible, as if you then discover there are places which are not in alignment with your truth, allow them to slowly dissolve, to release from your being. As you become more aligned with your truth, you become happier with your life even though you’re letting go of many aspects of your former self. Your life comes more into balance; you become the being you came here to be, in spite of all the ways you may have formerly done life. You may have been told how to act and how to be here. You may have been told that you were this or you were that. But whatever you were told, it wasn’t who or why you are.
Only you can know why you’re here. Only you can find happiness inside of you. Only you can discover your own truth. And only you can learn how to be happy here. No one outside you has any of the answers you seek.
Source : TOI – 1st Oct 2006