14 posts tagged awareness

We Don’t Know What We Are

Our true nature, who we inherently are, is expressed in all that we do. Yet most of us live without an awareness of this truth, and the practice of expressing who we naturally are becomes difficult to realize. Instead, we find our selves striving, pushing, giving up; actions driven by our confusion over who we naturally are. When we express our true nature, we are human beings — we are what we are. When we do not express our nature, we don't know what we are. We are confused. ...

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Rejected and Disappointed

Not wanting to feel it. Apathy towards the whole thing. Why bother? Isn't it curious how we can love something. Someone. So much. And feel so completely rejected and disappointed by them. Two sides of a coin. Love and pain. How can I care so much, and yet desire to care so little? Apathy. An easy option filled with complications. Eventually, the truth will catch up with me. Apathy. A dangerous act to perform. It's hard to keep up. It takes its toll. Especi...

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Gaining Confidence

The Gradual Process of Gaining Confidence

Being hard on ourselves and others, we often assert that we either have confidence—or we don't. Yet gaining confidence is a gradual process. It is only with practice that we learn to handle our affairs with proficiency and ease. Through practice, we learn to trust ourselves and our decisions, developing our self-assurance. Inherent within us, our self-assurance is not a momentary—nor set—thing. Rather it grows as our confidence expands, as we skillfully handle life's challenges. Only ...

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Performing

So good at the act that you forget what's true. So good at pretending that the unreal becomes real. What you feel is under your control. You can simply act it away. A mask of neutrality. Leads you to believe you might actually feel it. You can ignore your feelings. You can act forever. Yet at some point, the inevitable curtain comes down, and the performance ends. You are left with you; and the feelings you're pretending aren't there. If only for a moment. ...

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Don’t Shoot the Messenger

The messenger brings with them a message that is not really their own. It has been given to them, to deliver to you. If you don't like their message, if you don't want to receive what they're sharing, you may feel angry with them. You might want to shoot the messenger. But consider, is it the message you don't like, or is it the person delivering it? There is a difference. If it is the message you disagree with, take a moment before you shoot the messenger. Consider that your disagr...

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