(This is the first part of The Live Your Truth Manifesto - don’t ask me how many parts or when it will come out etc. because I’m writing it blog post, by blog post. Let’s just see what amazing places this leads us to, shall we?)
All journeys of Living Your Truth start with the sudden suspicion.
The suspicion that something is missing.
Your life may have all kinds of alleged indications of success – grades, degrees, awards, marriage, mortgage, kids, job, business – but you just aren’t feeling it anymore.
The awards for another year of good behavior is just dry to you. Monochrome. Flavorless.
And you just stop being able to fake it anymore.
So to get you back in the program, “they” start telling you that:
“you should be happy”
“it must be nice to (insert thing you should feel guilty for not appreciating)”
“this is just how it is, no one is really happy”
“you just need to grow up”
“you just need to settle down”
“being happy is just not realistic. this is the real world, not fantasyland.”
“life is about compromise, you need to get used to it”
These mantras twist in your head, infecting your soul, until you finally turn to melancholy. Depression.
Or worse, the unfeeling nothing of having given up the hope.
Until the day when an unbalance enters your world.
It may be a book you devour all night, so altered by the ideas contained therein you can’t put it down to sleep. A piece of music that makes you shiver. A word from a loved one that makes you cry. Meeting someone who has a fundamentally different kind of life & worldview, who shows you what might be possible.
You may be forced into it when some “success” of your life implodes. You loose a job, your marriage disintegrates, your business fails, the house is taken away by floodwaters, someone is struck ill or dies unexpectedly. And your entire perspective is violated. Blasted apart overnight.
However it happens, a tiny brilliant spark enters the blankness in you mind.
An awareness of The More.
Is this how it started for you? Was there a time when you all of a sudden woke up to the world of the real? What unbalanced your life?