When you think of yourself as a human being, do you ever stop to realise the absolute wonder of the living, breathing, thinking, feeling vessel that you inhabit?
Do you realise the preciousness of every cell in your body? Every molecule, every atom, every DNA code?
Do you remember the first time you held a new born baby, and just felt overwhelmed by the magic of life?
Someone felt that same way when they held you for the first time. Probably more than one person felt their heart fill with love when they held your perfect and fragile body in their arms and embraced the purity and innocence of your soul.
'You tell me that it's evolution.'
How is it that we go from wholeheartedly being consumed by this awe and wonder for life, then turn inwards on ourselves and feel only the pain of not being good enough?
Why is it that with the passing of time, the gaining of knowledge, and the building of strength, we do not see ourselves as growing closer to wholistically becoming our complete self, but instead focus outwards in an endless comparison of how we feel on the inside to what we see on the outside of others?
I have to protest in the loudest voice possible - we have it all so terribly wrong!
The perfection of who you are does not exist in how hard you try to mold yourself into the image of what marketers have photo-shopped as the perfect person. Or how hard you try to cookie cut your career into the expectations of a corporate factory mindset. Or how hard you try to squeeze your life dreams into the box society has decided is realistic.
Your perfection exists in every cell in your body, every molecule of every tissue, every atom of life energy that vibrates within the vessel we call YOU.
'You better free your mind instead.'
We all come into this world, and leave this world in the same way. We all are worthy of life, and we all end in death. We are all the same energetic life force, and are thus all worthy of BEing.
In this sameness, so comes the perfection of our differences. Each of us a uniquely perfect specimen of life. Each of us equally belonging to the whole. Each of us perfectly positioned to be authentically ourselves, and fit into the puzzle of human existence.
As each different species of animal, all varieties of plant, and every grain of sand have their place in the Wellbeing of the Earth, so too does every Human Being contribute in their unique way to the Evolution of the Planet.
So this brings me to my point - (long winded I know, but hell it comes from the heart so I gotta let it out!) with each of us having our very own and individually unique role in the world - why do so many of us focus on trying to follow someone else's way of doing things, instead of finding freedom in the pursuit of the truth of who we are?
I believe with all my heart in learning from the experience of other people, but I believe more strongly in trusting your instinct, working from the heart, and finding your own unique way of living, working, and creating your impact in the world.
I have had moments when I told myself - "I can't do it the way I want to because 'so&so' said things must be done another way" - but every time when I've gone with my own gut, not rushed the process, and let my authentic voice flow - I've found my naturally unique point of view, and have experienced an elevated sense of fulfillment and happiness.
'TAKE ACTION' POINT: Where in your life are you following the 'rules' someone else laid out for you? What would it take for you to stop following and instead go with your intuition? What needs to change for you to feel authentic in your work or life? How do you want to contribute to the evolution of the world?
There are many influences in our life that can change us, and potentially make us feel lost on our path to fulfillment. The most important thing to remember is that even if you are yet to feel completely at one with yourself, you can feel secure in the knowledge that you will find your voice, it is a possibility, and that when you are absorbed by the pure spirit of purpose which is YOU, freedom will be yours.
Join us on Facebook in Fox Park to discuss where you feel challenged to find your 'natural voice' - the air is fresh and clean, no expectations, no judgement.
'Revolution' by The Beatles. (c) Lennon-McCartney
1. (c) mandygodbehear
2. (c) elenathewise