I consider an easy life, one of transparency, facing reality, and being true to yourself. Along the way, we pick up behaviors which may seem to make our life easy, but which instead lead to a burdensome or depressed existence. I’ve had to unlearn some habits and behaviors – and which I continue to unlearn and let go – to free myself from a burdensome life. What are they?
1. Don’t lie. To yourself or to others. Don’t make excuses. They are lies. Don’t tell white lies. They are lies. Don’t lie.
2. Don’t pretend or hide. This is also a type of a lie. That you are not good enough. That you are a failure. That you are not worthy. That you will be judged. That you will be punished. That there is a price to pay. These are lies. You are who you are. Don’t pretend or hide.
3. Don’t run away or stick your head in the sand. Don’t procrastinate. Drugs and alcohol take you to an altered state. Away from your true self. Away from reality where your power lies. You think you’re getting away from your pain with that pill or that shot. You’re lying to yourself. Pretending and hiding. Don’t lie. Pretend or hide.
4. Don’t fantasize. This is wishful thinking. You want to make something happen – open your eyes, stand tall, and get going toward your vision or goal. A fantasy is not a vision – it is intentional self-deceit. It is of lower vibration. It ties and binds. It blinds. Keeping your inner eye obstructed and holding you back from pursuing and materializing your vision. Don’t fantasize.
A vision is in your mind’s eye. It has no conditions or attachments. Ties or binds. It is freeing. It makes you want to fly. It may not be present in your immediate reality, but it exists in the unseen universe. It is a potential waiting to materialize. A seed waiting to sprout. It is our nature to be free and to bring our visions into reality.
A vision is dependent on your awareness of reality because it must take hold somewhere in your reality – not fantasy. It becomes a dream come true when you have a clear vision, keep your inner and outer eyes open, stay grounded in reality, and resist fantasy no matter how unbearable, harsh or brutal reality may get.
Breathe through it when things get tough. Don’t run or hide. Don’t fantasize. Be present. Be aware of your breath. Your awareness is where your power lies. It isn’t a power over nature, self, or other beings, but a realization of the power of conscious existence. This realization is your blossoming of consciousness. You are the lotus flower. This is your treasure. And it rests in the palm of your hand.