The more uncertainty and chaos we experience, the more we need to “raise the bar” at the personal level. One way to higher our standards is to connect to our true self.
Our true self does not have anything to do with our identity. Our identity is made of our social and physical attributes. For example, I am a mother, a lawyer, I have white or black skin, or I am young or old.
Our identity can be our biggest trap. The more we think we know who we are, the more we create a lifestyle that matches our identity. From there we can forget our true nature. Our identity can separate us and disconnect us from our true self.
Now, some of us were not born in a situation that allows the development of both identity and true self. Social or religious pressure may be so strong that it controls our thoughts and our actions, and prevents us from being authentic. In some cultures, our true self is irrelevant.
Yet, our true self is one important foundation for our freedom. Not the freedom to do whatever we want at the price of others, but the freedom to connect to our senses and experience life in our own unique way.
If you want to define your true self, you will miss it. This part of you is always morphing and shifting. In fact, it is hardly identifiable. Yet, if you take the time to acknowledge your experiences, you will have an inner knowing of who you truly are moment to moment. When you realize that no aspect of you is fixed, then you will allow any of life’s waves to be part of your experience.
Release and clear what does not serve you, question your obligations, and create space for yourself to stay in touch with your true self. Remember who you truly are.
With much love,