Are you keeping your potential locked in the fortress of identity? You want to make a major or minor life change. But first, you might first be wondering. What the heck is the fortress of identity? It is your self-concept; your beliefs, feelings, thoughts and assumptions about who you are. It is a fortress you have built after living life with its disappointments and frustrations.
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You must drop all that you think you know, for true wisdom will never come to visit you if you hold opinions and judgements about anything. False knowledge is akin to giving a child a loaded gun to play with. Unless you learn to think clearly, your mind will be led astray by every contrived thought that enters your mind.
First you must drop all that you think you know! You have gained false knowledge like many people, since you were a child. Your thoughts and opinions have been tainted by your parents, your teachers, family and friends.
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Hollywood has produced several films about people going on a quest to find themselves. ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ is just one example. What most of these films have in common is the idea that you have to go to a country half way around the world for you to do it!
Travel is a great way to reconnect with your true self because it allows you to relax and become immersed in a new culture. The idea is that, because you are away from your usual surroundings and daily routines, you are more likely to find the real you that is separate from your daily life. Sometimes your true self will change when you travel. They say that travel broadens the mind and meeting people from other cultures can sometimes lead to changes in beliefs or behaviour. You may become more altruistic if you visit areas of extreme poverty, for example.
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In general, I believe that human beings find change difficult. That they prefer the stability of life staying the same. Finding security in the the belief, that their lives will continue to be predictable. Even if at times it can be boring or monotonous. Unless of course they are going through difficult times. But the truth is that life never stays the same. We as individuals, are constantly changing. Not just from day to day. But from moment to moment. Our thoughts and beliefs about the world around us, continually shift and alter. Every interaction we have with another person, or life event experienced, will change us.
So why do people fear change? I believe as individuals we all handle change differently. Depending on our personalities and levels of self confidence. Confident, positive, curious people cope with change well. And often welcome it. People who are by nature timid and lacking in self esteem or of a nervous disposition, will not. It may be that they have come to associate change with great upheaval and negative experiences.
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What do the words ‘living freely’ mean to you? To some people, it will mean that they give themselves permission; To do exactly as they please. Without thought or care, for how what they do might affect other people. To others, living freely, means being true to themselves. By not allowing the thoughts and opinions of other people to influence, restrict or define them. I believe the true concept of living freely, goes much deeper then this.
Freedom is one of, if not ‘the’ most fundamental need of a human being. To be able to express our thoughts, feelings, ideas, personal and spiritual beliefs. Is vital to psychological and physical well being. Being true to yourself. Standing up for what you believe in.
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The Spirit asked me to write out 12 intentions for daily living. These are beliefs, ideologies and attitudes which you intend to exhibit each and every day.
Many people ask me ‘what do you believe in?’ or ‘what do you teach?’. Both of these imply some sort of rigid system, and that spirituality is somewhat likened to religion. It’s not.
Spirituality at its core is all about freedom. The freedom to be able to connect, understand and express your soul’s true spiritual nature. With this in mind, read the Illuminations below and take note of their practical usefulness. Spirituality should make sense, it should be relatively easy to apply and most importantly: it should feel resonant with your own heart.
It’s important you remember these are not commandments as a commandment inevitably becomes hard, resistant and incapable of change. These are illuminations which allows for your personal adaption, investigation and eventual evolution.
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