Nearly all our automated responses to situations were formed before we turned 7 years of age. So tiny! When we are peaceful, calm, grounded, stable however, we can move from a new standpoint, and not act out on old conditioning. Let me ask you, how many times in the past twelve months have you felt completely at peace, calm and stable? This is why meditation can be so helpful. And therapy, coaching, mentoring, yoga, exercise, learning things completely foreign to us and so forth. Because when we challenge ourselves we can evolve. When we get to the point we are okay with being uncomfortable with our very own selves, then we can shift. When we move our bodies and minds in new ways, we can feel, think and respond in new ways.
Letting go of who we were supposed to be, and getting in touch with who we TRULY are, is often not easy work. It takes a lot of humility, tenacity, usually an ego battering. It’s putting an end to the performance, dropping there guard, letting go of what other people think and people pleasing. It’s all the stuff we say to kids, but don’t follow through on – run your own race. Dance to the beat of your own drum. You do you. But then were we led by example? Are we leading by example?
Being human is often quite complex, because we don’t even know what we don’t know – about ourselves. But it can be approached in a light, humble way, that means that every day is an awe inspiring path of learning.