"We weren't born to comply, we were born to fly"
Would the real you please stand up!
How much of you life is covered up with TV watching, social media, people pleasing, and all the other things you do, that prevent you from being your true authentic self? It is vitally important that you ask yourself this question, because the truth of the matter is, you have a limited time on this earth plain reality, and your time is best spent being the person you know you were born to be.
You have something powerfully important and lasting to give to the world before you leave, but it cannot be delivered through the filters of the world that many of us are covered over by. It will, and can only ever be given by the REAL YOU!!
Okay, so...What is the real you? It is the fearless, untamed, un-named, intuitive and completely conscious part of your being that has always been. It knows without thinking, it perceives without dissection, it understands without teaching.
The real you, was you when you were born, it is you, in the now, it will be you when you die. All the other places in between in life, are the constructs of your persona, and your persona is the conditioned, moulded and influenced part of you that can only feel true acceptance from the world. The Real You however, will only ever be truly accepted and loved by the self.
How many people have gone to the grave with a dream that was never lived, with stories that were never told, with songs that were never sung, with art that was never expressed, with visions and desires that were never realised? Dr Myles Monroe said “The wealthiest places in the world are not gold mines, oil fields, diamond mines or banks. The wealthiest place is the cemetery. There lies companies that were never started, masterpieces that were never painted… In the cemetery there is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.” But why?
The only answer can be FEAR. Fear of people seeing the REAL YOU. Fear of people not liking or understanding the real you. Fear of criticism, ridicule, slander and shame, and being told that it cant be done. So you, out of fear, begin to form a mask, so that you won't be seen for who you really are. This is where your personality comes from.
The word 'Person' is derived from the latin word 'persona', meaning the actors mask. As we all know, a mask is worn to cover the real being behind it. It grants them the ability to be something that they are not. To entertain, amuse and appease the world around them, and gain the acceptance and applause that they are desperate to acquire. All the while, beneath the mask is someone that wants to realise the passions, purpose and potential within. These are the very things that can set them free from the confines and expectations of the world. Gracing them with the freedom to embrace self acceptance, fulfilment, peace, joy, and the will to BE!
The real you doesn't give up because of failure. The real you is willing to fail over and over again until you succeed. How do I know this? Well, if you have the ability to walk, it is due to the fact that when you were learning to walk as an infant, you refused to give up on the goal, despite the hundreds of times that you fell down. You explored your surroundings and your body without judgement. You expressed yourself creatively without fear. You also taught yourself to talk! It was not long after this achievement that you began to build your mask, or what we call the personality.
Upon gaining understanding of the human language, you were told what is good or bad, right or wrong, acceptable and unacceptable. Over time, adults informed you of how you should live, what you can or can't do, and what you should become and how to be. Causing the mask to tighten over the dreams, ambitions, expressions and creative spirit within. Before you know it, you were doomed to repeat the cycle of the human trap.
You are not your personality. You are infinite potential. You are the inquisitive adventurer. All that you need to do, is take off the mask of comfort and safety, and face your fears! Here is the twist...Fears arent even yours. They dont belong to you! Fears are things that the world attempts to give you to turn you into another compliant clone. This was not the call on your life, or mine. We weren't born to comply, we were born to fly!
Take off the mask! Step out with the same determination you had when you took your first steps! Never give up! And if you have to give in, give in to your dreams! This was always the call and purpose for your life, to be what your inner child always aspired to be. To be happy, joyful and carefree.
After all between an adult and a child, which is generally more happy and joyful?
So....Who should be teaching who how to live?