The fears that hold us back. Little voices in our heads.
Who are they?
What do they say?
Where do they come from?
We all have dreams, passions, desires, inspirations, ways of BEing.. that when we're truly in our flow, when we feel good in our skin, when we truly honour ourselves.. it is no problem, following, feeling, BEing in these ways.
Yet when we're slightly off balance.. when we're not operating from our true authentic self.. when we begin to doubt, or fear... when we move away from the heart, and act from the mind...
These fears of failure, inadequacy, rejection, shame.. begin to surface. Though often irrational when we have clarity and perspective, yet when we're fully immersed in that emotion, that mindset, it's hard to see clearly.
And then again, these fears don't come from nowhere, they originally came from somewhere. A past interaction. A memory of something that happened. Or a learned habit from someone you looked up to.
So many elements make us who we are today. Who we are today is a culmination of the sum total of our interactions and experiences.
So you might say that who we are is inevitable. Which is true, yet we can have some influence on who we are to become.
And not through forcing us to be some ideolized version of ourselves, not by make ourselves be who we think we ought to be. But rather by witnessing who we are. By recognizing reactive habits when they come, by recognizing the patterns we've developed. For the simple act of noticing and witnessing allows us to recognize what is actually happening. What feels good, what doesn't, what works, and what doesn't.
The meer act of shining the light of awareness on ourselves, on the hidden automated responses we have. Bringing that which was in the darkness to surface.
This.. allows for ourselves to unravel, to unfold, to reveal, deeper, and deeper layers of our being. To reveal. More and more of who we are. To come and live more and more at ease with ourselves.
And from that we grow. And we flourish.