Living Energy From the Inside Out: Your Authentic Self
“If you don’t hear the whispers you have to listen to the screams!” Denise Linn
What whispers to your heart? When you listen deeply what do you hear?
Do you listen deeply?
Do you pay attention to your inner life, your longings, desires and dissatisfaction or do you careen through life running to catch up or perhaps running to outdistance the voices that keep threatening to burst through your busy mind and life through the carefully or not so carefully constructed guise that you believe is you?
The concept of an essential, true, or authentic self is a relatively simple one. The authentic self is our fundamental spiritual nature: wonderfully vibrant, alive, and capable of great joy, bliss and unconditional love. While the idea may be simple, the ability to live from this core self may not be easy! Our ego self, our more human nature, exerts a strong influence on our personal expression.
Many spiritual teachers in recent years have stated that we are learning to spiritualize our human selves. Through this process we may eventually bring forth the best parts of ourselves to create a better world individually as well as collectively. Before we arrive here however we are challenged to seek out and release the ego’s negative (albeit protective mechanisms) and ways of being. In spite of what our lower mind may tell us those means are not truly effective in the realization of our most beneficial goals.
The way to realize our most cherished goals including (especially) inner peace and freedom from stress is to bring our authentic self online and learn to live from there.