We Were Wrong All This Time!
The pursuit of happiness should be the pursuit of the self. What I’ve noticed lately from everyone I work with, or from anyone who approaches me for advice is that people are disconnected from their true self. I’ve noticed that because I was that! (still in the process of knowing myself fully) I was a stranger to my own self. And, sadly, that is how people are operating in the world we live in right now. People are losing touch with the soul of who they are, what they stand for, what they like, what they don’t like, how they behave and the way they think. We no longer know what’s important, because our priorities are all messed up. What we think is important is nothing but an illusion; the new bag, the fancy car, the big house. This will never bring us fulfillment. (although they are all nice to have, don’t get me wrong). But what I’m trying to say here is that the ego is taking over, we are surrendering to the dogmas of culture and society, disregarding our deepest and purest virtues. We are prioritizing material over experience, we are collectors and consumers, we are trying to fill a void that can never be filled with things. Remember, we are spiritual beings in a material world, and as spirits we need freedom, we need self-expression and we need love. This is what will alter the fate of humanity, what will elevate human relationships and what will provide infinite fulfillment. We are boundless and yet we treat ourselves as bounded beings, we always say how we ‘have to’ and how ‘we don’t have the choice’. But guess what? we do! We always have the choice to get to know ourselves better and to take time of every day to know what is important, we have the choice to react in a certain way, to think in a certain and to behave in a certain way. We also have the choice to be free, to choose freely and to express ourselves fully. Self-expression is the celebration of self-knowledge, it’s putting the common sense to practice, it’s respecting your own set of beliefs and it’s the courage of showing the world who you truly are. By knowing ourselves, we will be liberated, we will thrive and grow like never before and we will see the horizon of infinite possibilities. “He who knows others is wise; he who knows himself is enlightened.” -Lao Tzu Peace & Love, Sara