The Art of Self Mastery
I believe that one of the biggest hurdles we need to get over in life is that of achieving Self mastery. Without it, we are unable to be truly authentic, to truly know ourselves, our strengths, our weaknesses, and to love ourselves unconditionally.
If we can't love ourselves unconditionally, we will surely struggle to do the same for others and will miss out on experiencing one of the most amazing gifts of this human existance.
We spend our lives growing up with the need to meet the expectations of others, to please, to keep others happy, to follow the rules that are imposed on us. In other words we are trained to look outside of ourselves rather than to look within ourselves.
By looking outside ourselves we find a someone to measure ourselves against. Some have attributes that we wish we had and who can leave us feeling less than them, while others give us the opportunity to stroke our wounded ego as we find we can judge those who leave us feeling more than. It helps us to feel superior when others fall off the wagon or fail at something. “I would never do this, or do that. How could they?”
The news media thrives on feeding us information to keep us outwardly focused. Talk back shows where everyone has their opinion about someone else’s life choices. One group supports the subject, and another rubbishes it. Yet as long as we are looking outwardly at the events around us, at other peoples choices, we don’t need to have a look at ourselves. At our own strengths and our own weaknesses.
At the end of the day, we are all here on this earth for a Finite period to live a very brief life on earth before we expire. From the moment we are born our body is destined to die.
We can spend our whole lifetime focusing on other peoples lives, choices, good and bad. Or we can spend some time focusing on discovering who we really are, what our deepest strengths are, overcoming the fears and the beliefs that hold us back from achieving the dream that lies deep within our hearts.
Ego will try to keep us outwardly focused
Spirit takes us within, to unearth our true identity, our true life purpose, where we can identify our true passion and reason for being alive on this earth at this time for this brief time.
Ego is the voice of overwhelming Fear. Fear of failure, it creates obstacles, buts, doubts, it get's sad, scared It rages, it blames, it thrives on self pity, poor me, and can eventually become very angry and destructive.
Spirit offers us courage and whispers You are not alone, Let go, Trust, and Never Give up,
Hope says There is always a rainbow after a storm, and spring will always follow the darkest coldest winter.
Faith says Yes You Can! You can choose to create what your heart is longing for you to bring into your life.
Love says I Am, I am in you and You are in me and together we can be an almighty and powerful force for change.