CAN YOU RELATE?

WHO AM I?
I am a being of the universal energies and ‘light’. What I am transcends my mind and thoughts. I am not the words I say. I am not the mind I have. I am not limited by the flesh I’m in. I go beyond all that. And I go beyond the ‘I’ of me. My reality is ever changing, however, somewhat rooted in my acquired beliefs and formed values and filtered by my senses. I live a life of personal identity and character on this planet. Those who know who they truly are know that we are all one energy in many different forms.

WHAT IS MY LIFE PURPOSE?
My life purpose is to experience, to grow, to learn, to expand, to progress. Life provides everything necessary for this. I am in good hands here. What’s required from me is simple. I have a choice. I can choose what I want to dedicate my life to. What I put my focus on will drive my behaviors. My behaviors drive my destiny. Therefore I am only required to choose what I want to focus on the most.

There is no limitation to this. It can be something very simple or complex, as long as it means something to me and I will invest my energy into it. My purpose can be adjusted in the future. It doesn’t have to be definite. There are many opportunities offered on the way through life. I am free to make choices. There is a guiding force in my life that looks after the details of my life being aligned with the universe. I need not to worry. All is in order.

DOES BELIEVING OUR BELIEFS SERVE US?

There are beliefs that guide our day to day activities and then there are those that only surface here and there in conversation with other people.
What is of interest to me is just how much attachment we hold to our strong beliefs.

As one saying nicely puts it:  “Beliefs are just thoughts we have been thinking over and over”.
With that in mind, I want to share my own observations and beliefs about beliefs 😉

Being strong minded, respectively hold strong beliefs about certain things in life can cause friction with others, if they are not in the same frame of mind or if we don’t give in.

When we speak with others, we might share some observations, information or our personal opinions. And there lies the hidden obstacle. When our beliefs clash with the opposite sides of the perspective, we have a choice.

Do we pursue the path of being ‘right’ (in our own perspective) and having the upper hand about the topic of discussion, or do we melt into the path of least resistance and surrender our ego?

What do YOU most likely do in such a case?

I’m coming from a strong mind driven background. Still to this day I find myself often immersed into a conversation where I am opposing the view of the other person, no matter what the topic. Just to open up new perspectives, new pathways, open mind doors. To enrich and to see the brighter side of situations.

Yet, in the process of such conversation I find myself questioning my own intention. Sometimes the other side also has a very strong viewpoint about the topic at hand and we seem to get nowhere in that discussion.

Once I feel the egotistic need to explain further what I mean to say, or what I am trying to get across to the other side (of course for their own benefit lol) I catch myself and choose to either continue in the process or to withdraw from it and leave it without a resolved ending.

What is the purpose of beliefs anyway? Do they serve us in the name of peace and love? Or conflict and misunderstanding? Do they serve their true purpose? Or are they more hindering us than helping us?

I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Please share in the comments below this short article.

Closed mouth and open hearted.

Who Defines Your Future?

Some moments in time we will feel up on the clouds and some other moments, perhaps right after the first moments, we might feel like the clouds don’t have the proverbial silver lining.

What defines each situation that we encounter on a daily basis? From my experience and knowledge acquired, I can say that each and every situation is not defined by the obvious components itself. It’s not what happens to us, yet it’s our reaction to it.

Yes, what happens is one part of the story. That’s the beginning. And then, what we do about it and how we respond is the main precursor in each scenario.

Now, what defines our response reaches deeper under our skin. Our response in each situation is governed by our personal beliefs, our values and our thoughts about the meaning of each situation.

Let’s presume that we both have been presented with a very similar course of events. Let’s say that we are both faced with some serious illness.

Now, you might be brought up in a different belief system regarding health and treatment of illness, than I. And while we both might believe in the healing power of human body to some extend, one of us might rely on its ability to heal utterly and without assistance, while the other person would choose a medical intervention. Our values, which are the factors that drive our decision-making, could also be different.

What you and I believe about medical intervention in response to the illness could be so vastly different, that the outcome of the situation we both have been facing might also be totally unrelated.

The reason why I’m stating this example is to show that our destiny is not etched in stone. There is a saying that ‘We are the masters of our destiny’. I would agree with this statement to a larger extend.

What happens to us is one thing. Maybe there is not much we can do about getting ill from time to time. Let’s assume that it’s so. However, what we do about it, when we are presented with the problem, is our choice.

Now, let me say, that I consider each side of the decision valid. Whether one person chooses medical treatment and the other person chooses natural treatment of illness, there is no judgement. Whether we would see their choice as right or wrong is only a matter of opinion. They however, have a right to make a choice based on their own values and beliefs.

Who says what experience in life is more valid? Who is the judge of that?

We are all here now and we will all die at some point in time. That’s the only certainty. So what we are choosing in life, as it progresses, is shaping our experience of now and the future.

And what would our individual life be worth, if it was not for our diverse experiences?