. . . or am I so attached to my ideas, my desires and above all, to my passions that I’m shooting myself in the foot?
One question that most of us wrestle with throughout our life is “Who am I?” The answer is often elusive and many, in my experience, never identify a fully satisfying answer.
What prevents us from doing so, most frequently, is that we’re distracted by past, present and anticipated circumstances.
These are paraded continuously through the myriad of sensations we experience as we encounter the outside (to us) world.
Sensations are all the mind has to work with so it creates ideas and, through emotions, desires and passions to change these sensations into thoughts and actions we can deal with.
This isn’t the problem. The problem is that we tend to hold on to these ideas, desires and passions long after they’ve served their original intended purpose.
Letting go of them is a serious challenge for most of us, even though it’s not difficult.
They’re so comfortable, so confirming, so much a part of us, we mistake them for representing who we actually are.
All the time we do this, we’ll never discover who we really are. We’ll never realize our fullest potentials.
Let them go.
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