Life unfolds as it should. Whatever we seemingly need is always available.
As any living organism, our inherent purpose is one of growth. The need to grow is to fulfill that larger self which already exists. The acorn becomes the oak tree. The potential is always present to reach for who we truly are.
We are beckoned to expand in many different ways. We must become aware.
Many times the opportunities for our growth avail themselves to us as challenges and obstacles. Our reaction to them is normally ego based.
We are presented with these ‘alerts’ which should encourage us to look closer, for they are really prospects for unfolding into more. But being very external in our outlook, we do not usually see beyond appearances to the real heart of the matter which lies inside.
People, situations, circumstances, events are part of our everyday world which create these openings for expansion. It is not by chance. We must become mindful.
Affirming that we are’ good enough’ is the grand vision of who we truly are.This should not be mistaken as consent to remain in anger, resentment, envy, unworthiness,stagnation and other unhealthy states. We have been moulded to a great extent into dim, diminished versions of our true, magnificent selves. This limited edition has been accepted as truth and as such recognition is not given to the fact that there is this higher self we must embrace. Short-sighted in our scope, we cease growing, we cease reaching.
We cannot grow within and stand still on the outer. Therefore our feelings, attitudes, behaviours, habits and responses towards ourselves and others must reflect the changes taking place within.
I often look at the plethora of quotes and affirmations for wholesome living that are splashed across face book pages and wonder whether or not it is just a passing fancy for words which appear impressive or do they eventually become the philosophies by which people live.
Old habits die hard. This means we have to be vigilant in our efforts to reveal that higher part of us.
At times, after some measure of success we revert to previous ways of being, which leave us frustrated at having dropped the ball. In other scenarios, we completely miss the mark, in that throughout most of our lives, we continuously react to life from a place of lack: living without the awareness of who we truly are.
Anytime we do so, our lives are continuously filled with emotions and experiences that create discomfort in varying degrees. We seek to self soothe by placing the responsibility for our wellbeing outside of ourselves. In so doing we perceive someone or something as being the cause and as such, through our actions also deem that they are the solutions for ‘making things right’. We remain seemingly stuck in an external world instead of engaging the inner self in ‘the work’ necessary for our growth.
Be at peace with yourself. The best place to be in order to take the next step on this journey is right where you are.
Going forward, we must know without any uncertainty, that our worth as a person is independent of any one’s treatment, opinion or evaluation of us. No circumstance, challenge, situation or person have the power to determine how we define ourselves, unless we give our permission. There is no growth without change and as we expand into the consciousness of our true selves we discover truths which take us to a new place.
When we lead our lives from our larger self, we can choose the experiences we allow to become part of our story. From this vantage point we also know it is okay to walk away from that which no longer serves us or never did in the first place.
When we intentionally operate from this perspective of self, we are indeed affirming that we are enough and in so being, we are fulfilling our ultimate purpose of growth and unfolding from higher ground.