There is the age old question of whether humans are inherently good or evil. To answer this question for ourselves in incredibly important because it determines the way life unfolds for you.
If you believe that evil lies at your core, then life is spent struggling against it or succumbing to it. You end up fighting yourself. Life must be a battle because the odds are stacked against you from the beginning.
If you believe good is your essence, then life is about dismantling the negativity you may have mistakenly adopted. You always have the option for recovery when you veer. Life is aspirational.
We tend to hold onto our beliefs tightly and when something comes up against them, we ignore it if we’re not willing to bend. We see what we want to see.
At the same time, we might be searching for clarity and direction in our lives while wearing this voluntary blindfold.
Seeing things selectively is never beneficial. We learn the most about ourselves when we face the things that challenge us. By hiding from these potential revelations, we undoubtedly obscure other aspects of our experience.
We’re primed for stories. We grow up on them…but somewhere along the way, they lose their magical themes. We start to tell ourselves harsher, unforgiving tales about who we are in the world. Somehow, the worse a story is, the easier it is to imagine.
Now, many sources will tell you to drop your stories in order to release yourself. But not all stories are bad. You can choose to script your story differently. You can remind yourself of your miraculous origins and tell the stories of infinite possibility. As the storyteller, you can make a different choice.
It’s easy to get caught up in the business of the day. The rules of survival dictate that we surrender to the matters at hand. While we hold very real responsibilities, if we give ourselves the space and time, we often discover that there are unaddressed needs buried beneath them.
When you remember and honor the truth of who you are, priorities shift and make room for your full intended expression.
Your most important work is to fall in line with the unique spark that has been placed within you. If you miss that, you miss life.