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Inside Notes: Be One with Yourself

Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott
Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott

I’ve heard the old adage “just be yourself” all of my life. Not as easy as it sounds with what we all have to do on a daily basis. I have wished many times that I could just do that. But just what in the world does it mean?

What if someone is being ugly to other people, all the time, driving everyone crazy? Is it okay for them to just be themselves and go on being a butthead to everyone? How about people who are fearful of being around others and live a hermit-like atmosphere, avoiding people? The person who is being negative to others and the person who is afraid of social situations are not being true selves. That’s what is classified as fear-based thinking of the four life dramas.

Our true self is who we really are when we let go of all of the stories, labels, and judgments that have been put on us by the norms of society. It is who we really are, when we let fall to the floor the cloak of other people’s stuff, that we have taken on. Everything else that we claim to be when we say, “This is who I am!” is only a story.

1. Get in touch with your inner child. You have watched kids play, you have seen just how free they were and how little they cared about what other people thought of them. They were happy and in the moment.

They are showing their true natures. They have not yet been socialized to “fit in” to a society that puts their thumb down on them yet. They don’t care if people think they are silly while they dance in the middle of the Walmart.

Children are just pure love and light. If you really want to get in touch with your inner child, become freer. Play, have fun, enjoy the moment, and be a little silly.

We play roles to fit into society and we suppress our true nature out of fear of what others may think of us. If you find yourself worrying about being judged, remember that is merely just the socialized you, not the real you.

2. Become more aware of your thoughts. You may be shocked by the number of negative thoughts that run through your mind on any given day. After so long, our reality begins to take shape based on all of these conditioned thinking patterns.

Become more aware of the quality of your thinking. Allow yourself to sit quietly every morning before starting your day for just five to ten minutes to figure it all out.

Yes, thoughts will come and go, but just allow them to do that without getting attached to them. Just review them. When you are finished, continue observing the mind throughout your day.

We have so many unconscious beliefs that we have taken on over the years that were probably handed down to us from somebody else, and that we believed to be who we are. Becoming more aware of the quality of your thoughts, letting go of the old beliefs, and becoming more present can help in revealing your true nature.

We are all so much more than those old negative thinking patterns would ever allow us to believe.

3. Follow your intuition. This is probably one of the most important factors in being one with yourself. Like many we ignore our intuition for the longest time because we felt so obligated to others. Their happiness was more important than our own.

It doesn’t mean that you will never hit speed bumps in the road ever again, but when you are focused, you will always be steered in the best possible direction.

Your authentic self is the real you that is beyond all of those conditioned beliefs and thinking patterns that you have accumulated throughout your life.

When you let go of the old ways of thinking, follow your internal bliss, and do what you love, you begin to align with happiness and peace. These are all indicators that you are connected with your true nature. You are then allowing your real self to shine forth in all its glory.

Keep the Faith!

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