Break Free

One of the newsletters I subscribe to brought in some lovely words. Let me quote:

“The voice of our original self is often muffled, overwhelmed, even strangled, by the voices of other people’s expectations.” (Julie Cameron)

The rest of that article talked about how many of us are subconsciouly convinced that we are unworthy. This feeling develops in us when we are young and when those we looked up to did not approve of what we did or what we wanted. Our desires ceased to exist. Eventually, we just ended up thinking that we should be ‘good’.  And what did being good imply? That we had to stop being spontaneous or unique. We would get the ‘approval’ and ‘love’ of the ones we looked up to by being what they wanted us to be. In short, we separated our soul from being an individual, locked it up in a room and threw away the key. 

Now – if we do want to ‘live’ life, then it is time we broke free of those invisible chains that bind us. It is time to be ourselves. It is time to allow the unique seed within us to blossom into a lovely flower.

In this context, I have also read a lot about limiting beliefs, which ails many people today. 

We really can – if we think we can! Who can underestimate the power of the mind to shape our destiny?

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    Winding Straight
    November 11, 2008 at 8:11 am

    Great post.

    Adulthood too often is merely childhood silenced–all the needs and desires that children scream for: “Look what I can do!” “Look, Im helping!” “Don’t I look pretty?” “Im so strong-watch me do this;” are the exact same needs of adulthood, but we’ve silenced them. We still need to be confirmed, loved and appreciated. You’re right-we lose ourselves trying to please everyone but instead, we disappoint all.

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