Each human being makes their own unique view
of the world according to their own energy and
environment. Add to this our inheritance from
ancestors combined with earlier versions of culture
and evolution in which they lived and we have
a blueprint we are born into human life with.
We are born into a family with a history and a
certain energy or set of proclivities some of which
have been perpetuated through the generations.
Modern science informs us that we inherit DNA
from our parents and they from their parents and
so on. We cannot change this unless we take
drastic steps with surgery, drugs or other medical
intervention. This fact is then combined with the
rules and structure of the culture, religion,
climate, gender, class, etc. we arrive in. So, it
is easy to see how people become separated
from their true individual natures and their
dreams and sincere urges.
They may live completely sealed into an ego
shell of compromise and insincerity.
We see those around us who have ‘lost’
themselves, lost their true nature. These
foundlings act as if they are slumbering or
intoxicated by life, swept helplessly on
the highs and lows,
buffeted by their luck or misfortune.
They habitually blame others while
over-cherishing their fragile ‘selves.’ As
witnesses we are able to see how their inner
lives are incongruous with their outer lives,
but often we cannot see our own
incongruences. And that is the challenge:
to know and accept ourselves completely,
our shortcomings and our strengths equally.
Many people become so adept at wearing a
wardrobe of different masks to cope with each
social situation they must participate in, that
the masks grow into their face and they can
never remove them.
Spiritual training can provide the tools to first
detect and then remove those masks for short
intervals. Then gradually, we unmask for a longer
and longer time until we have the confidence to
remove them completely and live our
self-sincerity, our true and unique nature.
Our true nature is our divine inheritance,
but living in huge competitive urban groups
as most of us do means we cover it over,
bury it, forget about it, simply so we can fit in.
So we can get approval from our peers and
So, get a glimpse of your true nature today
and have the courage to live true to it
if only for a few seconds.
Tomorrow is another opportunity.
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header: Heart care – https://www.megapixl.com/nexusplexus-stock-images-videos-portfolio
The Vitruvian man (Blueprint version) – https://www.megapixl.com/odyssei-stock-images-videos-portfolio
A wooden pose – https://www.megapixl.com/jimkjim-stock-images-videos-portfolio
Twins – Venetian Mask, Italy – https://www.megapixl.com/lifeontheside-stock-images-videos-portfolio