What a crazy wonderful journey life is!! There are simply times when I am amazed at what we do… including what we don’t do… and why we do or don’t do the things we…. do!!
I come back to this idea often, but its because its so pervasive in our society and worth repeating… and it keeps showing up in my own life. So many of us live our lives based on what other people want us to do. What other people tell us is the “right” thing to do.
We end up leading our lives based on fear. We are afraid to do this because it won’t come out the way we think it should. We are afraid of what other people will think of us. And yes, we do have to be careful sometimes, because there are instances where that is a real danger… unfortunately. I see people every day in the work that I do that are living their lives for someone else and they are miserable doing it. But yet they trudge on. Its so sad to me.
Yet… here I am… doing the exact same thing! Its so much easier to see when others are doing it. And so difficult to see when I do it. Even knowing what I know and believing the way I believe. Some lessons run deep and are hard habits to change.
What I have found that trips me up the most is thinking that others will think I am doing something the wrong way and as a result, will judge me as being a bad person because of it. Now, I know this has little to do with me and everything to do with the other person’s beliefs about what I do, but it is still hard to not see their judgments as true, especially when those judgments come from ourselves via other people.
Being My True Self means listening to the one authority in my life worth listening to… my higher self!