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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To live a contented and happy life, is something we all wish for. Yet for many, this state of being remains elusive. As difficult to hold on to, as capturing the mythical ‘Blue bird of happiness’. So why is it, that for so many people, no matter how hard they try, lasting happiness always seems so difficult to maintain?
It is said that true happiness must always come from within. And that the reason why so many people find it difficult to stay happy, is because their happiness is dependent on their circumstances, the people they interact with and their life experiences.
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This timeless, witnessing awareness has been hypnotized (distracted) by a fictitious, self-centered, ‘me’ story of being born in form (the illusion of limitation and separation). It all starts with the ill-conceived idea of believing ourselves (as awareness) to be limited to the body-mind, personal experiences, beliefs, social-cultural conditioning, etc.
Once you realize and fully accept that you are not the form/content (your thoughts, moods, sensory perceptions, social roles and personal story), which are all inevitably subject to change- therefore illusory, you can finally rest as the unchanging, unconditioned awareness that you are; the natural, essential state of beingness that cannot be named, only known, through direct experience.
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Cambridge’s Online Dictionary defines self discovery as “the process of learning about yourself and your beliefs”. And so it is a life long journey; one that begins the day you take your first breath.
Every day we can learn something new about ourselves through the decisions we make, reactions we have to others, and the beliefs we’ve built along the way. Often there is a catalyst which makes us want to delve deeper into the soul, discover why we behave the way we do, and what it all means.
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