Be True To Who You Are
The Spirit has many more outlets and expressions that many people will admit, or even have the courage to allow within themselves. They think (unconsciously) they have to stay put where they are and be content with that, many times because they have invested a lot of money, time or effort into something.
They learn how to cope with life instead of actually living it. They make the illusion more livable by maybe buying more stuff, constantly be renovating their houses, or get yet another cute little puppy that will distract them from the feeling and suspicion that there must be more to life than this, surely there must be, but they are afraid of looking more closely into it, because if they do, it will require them to change and egos like things to stay as they are, they like familiarity and routine – while at the same time they despise it secretly.
And thus they look for things/the world/other people to change, but never to themselves to actually be and live the change they crave, always looking for things that can distract them from looking more deeply into life.
Many seem to be so hung up on rules about how to be, they put themselves (and others) in boxes; they do all they can to look good and not lose face trying to be who they think others think they should be; it really limits people to live out who they really are, which is so much more than they give themselves credit for.
Don’t compromise yourself. You are all you’ve got. ~Janis Joplin
Mercury goes retro tomorrow, that’s a great time to take a re-evaluation of life and if you’re feeling off path, to bounce back into alignment again. Not that we are ever really out of it as all things happen for a reason, but you know what I mean. It’s always a good idea to take some alone-time to contemplate and inquire within.
Listening attentively and sincerely to what our hearts are telling us in every moment allows decision and action to be made in the same instant.
It’s when we go to the mind for a second opinion that we get lost and confused.
And so what if you feel pulled in a million different directions! Why not accept that you are and see it as a possibility for expansion and growth instead of rigidly trying to hold on to the old.
Maybe it’s time to move on, have you considered that? It might be a blessing in disguise that you feel torn between this or that. Why not look into both and more?
Just sit with it for a while and stay open to the possibilities that something new might be brewing. Offer no resistance. It’s the stubborn mind that resists that creates suffering. How about just being with what is for a moment?
It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living. To live is to find out for yourself what is true. ~Jiddu Krishnamurti
To be true to who you are is to be true to Truth. And Truth with a capital T cannot be taught by anyone, it can’t even be described in words! It has to be discovered and realized in every individual for themselves and there comes a time where all that is left is to just sit quietly and find out for yourself what that Truth is.
There’s nothing religious about it, nothing that needs to be in a certain “spiritual way”, and you can even hold all God-concepts out of it altogether, it has nothing to do with that whatsoever. It simply means to be true to yourself, knowing that what you are would never harm itself in any way; love would never do that to itself, and then act from that space of knowing.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
Screw concepts and stereotyping! Be who you are. Period. Let go of the fear of what other people might think.
Yes, there will be opposition from the world and other people. There will always be some people that don’t like you and what you stand for, and there will be those who love you for it. Neither really matters.
What matters is that this moment is all there is and how you chose to bring yourself to it is what determines the quality of your life and what your contribution to it is. As long as you pretend you cheat yourself and the life energy that you are.
In essence you go against life; you turn your back on God, when all you have to do is to be who you are and stay true to that and you’re back in alignment with the power that created you in the first place, just the way you are.
And it’s not about becoming a better version of yourself (nothing needs to be added to who you are), it’s about having the courage to stop hiding, because you already know who and what you are.
I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.” ~Oprah Winfrey
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It’s easy to follow the crowd, to do what others do and not even consider questioning anything.
To follow your own inner pull towards your own divinity and truth will at times be very challenging, but oh so worth it. No way one can turn back when we have even seen and tasted a tiny bit of the kingdom within.
“… as long as someone is only into spirituality in order to feel good or better, the person will not be able to go into deep self-inquiry and realization.
It will always be on a surface level and it usually involves becoming someone better in the future (that doesn’t exist) and it’s usually all about avoiding the uncomfortable and it usually holds an invisible carrot in front of you with promises of constant never-ending blissful states of mind – all you need to do is to become someone you’re not first (because you are not enough yet, says the ego)…” : http://mariaerving.com/challenges-on-the-spiritual-path-2/