A child's life is like a piece of paper on which each person leaves a mark. Chinese Proverb
We come into the world with a kind of innocence about us, but as time passes we begin to believe all kinds of ideas from our environment about ourselves, other people, and our world. We create many different selves, or aspects of personality, with ideas that may be false. Our true self seems to get lost along the way, as we begin writing our life script according to what we've been told. In the process of creating who we think we are, we forget who we really are. And our false self seems real. Sounds complicated, but that's what we do.
If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you. Louise Hay
Since we believe our creation to be real, that seems to be the one we live in most of the time. Then we seldom stop to question why we struggle through life on such an uphill climb. We say That's just the way life is. But is it?
There is a voice inside which speaks and says: This is the real me. William James
We live in two worlds, and although we sense a separation between these worlds, we're not a divided being. It's our limiting beliefs that silently echo in our human mind that cloud our sense of true self, our oneness with all of who we are. Although we spend much of our time relating to our physical world, every human being hears that inner voice. But how often do we listen? How often do we set our thoughts on that voice and discover what's there?
We want our human self to reflect our divine self, but self-knowledge is essential for us to discover and express who we really are. As we become more aware and peal off the layers of limiting beliefs, we expand our consciousness in truth. Then when we learn to blend our two worlds in harmony, we no longer feel fragmented, and we experience the joy of self.
Implanted in each of us is the desire for our true self to grow and unfold, to express our divinity. We're so amazing. We need to let our greatness show. But this takes a conscious intention to study, learn and experience truth.
Stay tuned, and next week I'll suggest some ways for you to confront those limiting beliefs and begin to get acquainted with your self.
I wish you beauty in anticipation.