What I can do now is embrace all I know and let any oppression fall off of me. I cannot reason my life out according to my level of shame or according to my happiness alone. The inevitable and unpredictable change that life can bring to us does not favour the fearful and habitually digressive mind. Avoiding the things we are too afraid to mention only serves the fear and entraps you in a place that stunts your growth. To those of us still living under the banner of passivity, may you find the courage to find a way to tear it down and replace it with a word such as agility, which means flexible with change and quick to adapt to the circumstances it is found in.
When you can’t see beyond your circumstance you are easily disheartened. Our view of life and our choices are surprisingly short-sighted. From the things we buy to the people we like, it is only really that thought in the present time that determines how you act or react to a situation. The past shapes your view of life but feelings run your daily choices, that is if you are aware of what your feelings are. It’s amazing how our minds can deceive us into thinking a goal we create for our life is the main thing that matters. for example a professional sportsmen can train so hard and focus so intently on being his best that he neglects to recognize other important needs in his own heart. When we focus on achieving something in a blindly focused way, it can easily distract us from viewing our own hearts. We all have deep desires within our hearts, but some are so deep they are covered by layers of personal paraphernalia, it order to find our deep desires we need to ask ourselves tough questions and be willing to deal with topics such as shame, envy, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger just to name a few. If we don’t ever question ourselves then we fail to see our true potential, if we blindly follow our daily pursuits to obtain more in order to feel successful in life, then we miss out on a lot of feelings, emotions and peace in our hearts. I have observed that our true potential is discovered not in the attainment of a better career or things, but in knowing your heart so well, you realise that your needs aren’t so complicated after all, because honest observation of self is like a fire burning within you, you can either view the flame with fear and use it as an excuse to keep hiding the deep things of your heart in their isolated state, allowing them to have no meaning to you or can view the flame as a personal refining fire that it is only their to burn away the crap laying all around you that you laid there, it gives you a place to burn your junk and help you discover the true desires you may have been neglecting.
Giving your whole heart to something or someone is the greatest act of vulnerability, but the fuel of the act is courage. It takes courage to see vulnerability as a gift to be given, rather than as a shame to be hidden.