Are you Free to “Just Be?”
False identity can be a heavy burden to carry around—especially when you are unable to discern between your wants and the wants from others outside of yourself.
Do your wants belong to you, or did your family, friends, spouses, or culture implant them for you?
For a very long time, I was a well-tuned little machine churning out results, degrees, and letters behind my name.
But the one thing missing in the equation was me.
I had no idea who I was. And the worst part? I didn’t even realize that I had no idea who I was.
I hid behind my profession. Tiny, the doctor. That was it.
And it was enough for quiet some time.
But the soul won’t let us hide from ourselves for very long.
It wants to be heard and expressed. It wants to be seen.
Isn’t that what we all want? To be seen and recognized for who we truly are?
It’s almost impossible to describe the way it feels when you are finally free to live as “just you.”.
It’s like coming home.
It’s like dropping a heavy load from your shoulders, breathing deeply and relaxing for the first time in you life.
And after you let go of all the weighty baggage and feel this type of freedom, you want more of it.
This is often when transformation truly begins. The openness, the levity stays inside you, reminding you of all the possibilities and unlived potentials that are available to you.
When we are finally aligned with our true, core identities we are free to just be ourselves.
But, when we live unaligned and separated from our true natures, when we deny our wants, and succumb to the approval of others, we open ourselves to disease.
We can cover it up for a while. We can treat the symptoms and feel better temporarily, but they’ll resurface somewhere else.
You can’t outrun your soul. It will tell you through your symptoms exactly what needs to be done.
You just have to listen.