Finding Self I

Ever heard of the statement, "No one is you and that is your power"? Yes, it's true. You are the best version of you and no one can try being you. When you try to stand out by being someone else, it's called competition and not just that, it's an unhealthy competition. Good competition is healthy competition. It is setting boundaries. It is knowing yourself amongst others. If you are always comparing yourself with other humans beings, you will either suffer from ego or jealousy. What no one realizes is that true power lies within them. To become an individual, avoid competition. Stand out to be seen. Fit in to be unnoticed. And when you fit in to stand out, you're not in any way different, just ahead of the others like you.

Many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.
-Malcolm Forbes Jr

Many people forget that they are on a spiritual level and think that they are on earth to survive. They forget that they are the soul and not just a person or just anybody, neither are they just existential. We have come to experience and what we have come to experience is the power of the soul. It is a different thing entirely when it's misplaced because the journey of finding self is incomplete when there is absence of three things: the spirit, soul and body. The most important is the soul, which will be left for last. Most of the people on earth are angels; others, mostly spiritual beings. So why do you come to earth to be dragged into the muds, most especially when you are originally princes and princesses? 

If you were not given power, be thankful. Have you not seen its malice, hypocrisy and cunning? Those whom you wish to be like, have you seen the way they strive for freedom. You were given the gift of self and there you are, competing, 'fighting' for happiness and satisfaction, grieving over things not in your reach when you have not made use of what you have at hand or been glad at least, most especially if you have a shelter, food and clothing. If you do this then you're subtly saying that everything else, but you, is so important. When will you change your "everyone is incomplete" mindset into "I am enough". The latter is based on ego and ego is a form of immaturity and in this case, unawareness. 

Rather than seeking more riches, become someone better. Having the best brands of clothing does not make you a better person. When you learn to become a better person, better people will come to you, not the opposite and then you will see the beauty of simplicity instead of the sorrow you seek, which did not even belong to you. People do not see who you really are or your problems but only value. They seek the means by which you will be judged and all of these depend on you. This is why the worth or usefulness of the rich is usually monetary, and as you have guessed, based on societal standards. Those who value their belongings more than the self and never give have only come to survive and are not really experiencing life and all eyes will be focused on him, expecting (based on the given judgment). When you have achieved too much in life and get happy, you'd always think that is it.

Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
-Paramahansa Yogananda

That is now the proof of living. Won't your insatiable soul thirst for something else? If you do not yet know who you are, you'd take this for something else and try everything humanly possible to give it satisfaction. l want to become this, that or just do something and not just something, anything and not just anything, anything lesser than yourself or more than your reach. You actually do not know what you want yet when disconnected from your 'roots' and this is why you keep going from one place to another or while at work, getting promoted and think you are evolving and this is why the universe should just flow so you follow.

A man's worth is measured by the worth of what he values.
- Marcus Aurelius

People are only interested in what they do, how to conquer and 'make it' through life, finding money, career, living life, marriage, work, stress, gain and death, the way it goes right? That circle. You just want to be there because its the normal cycle of life. It's how you evolve through life and then you have only come to work with no sense of purpose, only to survive and experience the psyche and senses and it looks like you just happened and ended. Jobs only keep you busy. When you sit in front of a computer for four whole hours straight, isn't that bad habit. Your life remains the same; the same process to your grave. You are not actually learning anything new because what you're doing has a procedure. Worst of all is when you have no recreational activity you do after work or during weekends. 

People rush to get married without actually finding their soul mates or even without knowing who they really are. They must have children before they die but they have no purpose. Your purpose on earth is to procreate; that is what we have been made to know. Your children are just another set of people coming through you, who know what they have come to earth to do until they get 'taught'. You are not going to be a human forever so why not just live more than mind, thought and feelings? Live like you will die tomorrow, like you will never experience such a life again. If you have come to manage what you have been gifted with, what will be the end of you? 

Many want to be cool. But you know what? Cool people are mental. Cool is the new mental, meaning that, you are not really in control of your life when you are seen as cool. Many wallow in self deceit and indulge in hypocrisy to be seen while they are not even really seen but remain invincible. Boys fall prey to this the most because they are boys. The male is always out in search of recognition when they reach a certain stage. The main purpose of all these is survival and with that, happiness is the main goal. But why do you think you came empty-handed. In a world full of people who obsess over material things, look beneath the surface, try to find out the underlying meaning of everything. When you do not try to control anything outside your might, you'd never be defeated. 

Wealth can never buy you freedom and your purpose on earth is to find your freedom, not buy. You have come in vain if you have come to increase material gains, while thinking the stones and jewelleries will make you happy. The money does not make anyone better, the education does not, the beauty doesn't. It is only those things that are good but not them, remember. The wickedness of a killer should not be based on his sword. They are two different entities. It's just a tool which the killer uses. It serves its purpose but it's being manipulated into negative usage, the same way money is good but corrupted. When you start to love money than you do, your soul, you will start to do evil. Those that neither lack nor want are blessed. They are the humble. Lack of satisfaction is the beginning of strife. Man could be prevented from sinning by his own poverty. Good things and bad, life and death, poverty and wealth, all come from God. Both opposites have their downsides. Even Jesus was born in a manger. 

By finding self, I mean seeking who you are without placing any kind of label upon the understanding of yourself or better still, sticking to your findings. But we have not gotten there yet. We still have to know what the physical form requires. To know who we really are here as per being human, what should come first is have an identity. By this, I mean knowing how to describe yourself, list your goals, having knowledge of what drives you the most, who you admire or wish to be like, something you are very proud of, what satisfies you the most, your challenges and how you best overcome them, your favorite things, what drives each emotion you feel. You should be able to write the story of your life or even know how to create your own wishlist and such knowledge as these. 

Do what you love. "Go put your creed into your deed"
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If your talents and virtues are misused, the one who stands to lose is you. When you do what you love, you find that you flourish by working harder and putting your best to it and money comes naturally. Happiness while working can shorten difficulty of the work. If you do everything with the feeling of happiness and not stress, there will be no task too difficult to perform. If it does not enrich your life internally, it is not for you. When pursuing self actualisation, ambition and consistency are vital for success. Focus and more importantly, listen. Start to put your principles into practice.

You should not become a police if you do not know the meaning of human rights, a nurse if human lives are not important to you, a tailor if you have no idea of the meaning of the word, 'thrift'; it's called basics, a mechanic if you have no idea about how to power on a phone without use of the power button. If you know that you are irresponsible, unreliable and impatient, do not be a driver. Do not become a teacher if you only want to feel important or receive respect. If you're a teacher, you're like a second parent and your behaviour should be worthy of exhibition by the child. Do not accept a baby-sitting job if you know that you do not have a sixth sense. If you cannot manage yourself, do not contest for the post of presidency. The search of SELF requires truth to the self. If you possess integrity, no one can challenge you to compromise your values. If you know who you are, then you will know what you desire and will pursue your truest passions.

Know first, who you are, then adorn yourself accordingly.
-Marcus Aurelius

You have not lived if you do not know more than you experience on earth. When you survive, there is no consciousness of any sort. When you are not conscious, you will only feel stress and not life. Stress is not solely a work term. It's your body's way of responding to any demand or threat. It responds automatically through the fight or flight response, also known as the stress response. There always will be stress but no desired job is stressful. Sitting for a long time can be pretty stressful, I can relate to that. Do not try it, it's bad habit. Hunger and stress also go hand in hand. I'm the "always-hungry" type. Fear is. Even falling in love, I wonder why certain people fall in love every 'minute' of the day. If you do this, then I think that your life is a lie.

Many want to live long but have no life within them. By finding the self, I do not mean your future ambition, it's about who you are in the present. You know what Pocahontas, Ariel, Moana, Elsa, Belle and Barbie are all about, you also know what makes them different from each other. But what about you? You can contribute to the world by being yourself. That is how life simply is. My career is life and I want to live it, it is not to be lived by others in order for me to reap the fruit. I pursue what I love. Love is recognition and truth and truth is simplicity. I like connection by truth and purpose, not robotically working for people who feel like Hitler and the SS who utilized labor. The worst statement I heard from someone was no job that has worth. Really? And guess what? It was from a cleaner. Meanwhile getting paid for doing something you like can make you less creative. Work like you do not need the money. You are not that teacher or that banker. It is not about what you do or who you try to be. It is about who you are. 

So everyday, I have to go out in a world of hustle bustle, in a world where they are all outside for no just cause, a world full of mentally-unstable people, when I should be in my imagination indoors, feeding my mind, relaxing my mental health and finding synchronicity. Of course being alone inside and alone outside are of equal relevance. It is not about always doing. It is about your own peace and quiet, it's about owning these. If you don't know how to be alone, then you do not know who you are yet. Do not worry. Tomorrow will take care of itself. The universe has to and will flow.

My greatest wish is to change lives and thereafter live after death. I have creativity given by God and imbedded in me. You are here for the universe. Make every hour worthwhile. Opportunity does not come just once. Every second is an opportunity. Everything is moving, including the present. So what have you got out of it or have you lost it? It is that which you do is what will determine your end, even if you want to become vanity yourself, it's fine, okay. I cannot dispute your understanding. But in all that you do, live for your soul and feed it. A task done with the feeling of love amounts to instant success. Compassion, recognition and integrity should be your watchword.

“In a sense, people are our proper occupation.
Our job is to do them good and put up with them.
But when they obstruct our proper tasks, they become irrelevant to us - like sun, wind, animals.
Our actions may be impeded by them, but there can be no impeding our intentions or our dispositions.
Because we can accommodate and adapt.
The mind adapts and converts to its own purposes the obstacle to our acting.
The impediment to action advances action.
What stands in the way becomes the way.” 
-Marcus Aurelius

Those who hate you want to be like you because you inspire them so keep doing what you do, they cannot stop you but block your actions. Today, people are intimidated when we show them who we really are and this, they do not see as an opportunity to grow. This is what I mean when I say your judgment of things determine who you are. It shows your awareness and also shows your ignorance and this is why people should not even take things such as criticism to heart. When we feel shame and guilt, it's a message for us to try because it's a drive. It's a message from the people. I love to question the intelligence of those who think they can do better than I do for myself.

But also, some people are not meant to be involved in your processes. If you are connected with yourself, you'll fall prey for anything and be what everyone wants you to be and you call that life? Survival of the fittest? Is that an experience or drawback? Accepting oneself is the most difficult thing. Sometimes you have to journey alone and people are just stumbling blocks but sometimes they become the way. It's always their opinions versus your goal. As thoughts are supposed to grow in quiet places, so are dreams and only the fulfilment is to be testified sometimes. Not every one has to understand. In whatever you do, never trade honesty for relatibility. Not everything has to be about consumer choice. Unless you know your value, you will live to the satisfaction of everyone. Validation, even in business, to seek rewards, turns you into a puppet or one of the cool ones whom everyone likes. Accept yourself and live for your own soul if you truly want to live life on your own terms. The goal is not to be liked.

Ambition becomes counter-productive when you pursue your goals with the humbling realization that things seldom go as planned.
- Entrepreneur Scott Belsky

Determination is a message for you to get physical. Mistakes and criticisms are opportunities to do better, hope you remember this. Once you are determined, you will be committed. But how it is done matters. You do not compromise principle to fit in. Without determination, you'd get frustrated, and this happens when you have no idea how to go about it. Your strength comes from passion. This is why you should remain loyal. I love getting motivated and I receive it like crazy. 

To live up to fulfilment, allow others around you to. Workhaolism is a life lie. Work and play. All work and no play makes Jack a depressed boy. Depression and overthinking are results of stress and when you lack the ability to think right, you lack the ability to discern rightly. Lazy people are more happy people because of that satisfaction. But the thing is they get stressed too, sleeping too much and eating too much. Hardworkers do things but believe they can do more as they get the most out of every opportunity. The school maxim today is work hard. Apart from reading to pass your exams, you do not need to struggle or make any sacrifices or toil and strife to live only experience. You are a gift to the world. Live life just as it is, as it directs you. There are no guides to life but life itself is a guide. Do not let someone teach you to live because the moment you know how to live is the moment of your death. 

Life itself is not meant to be planned. Some only think about the future, what will become of them without actually living in the present and such people are not even conscious and have no joy because they get 'it' a lot and also get hit a lot. It's no different from the act of someone who is not satisfied with what he has in his provisions. Some have dreams bigger than them that do not work for them. If it is not working for you, then you are not doing the right thing. Follow your dreams and whatever you get, be grateful. You are not meant to be some things. Bravery is letting life happen.

So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean. The highest form of human intelligence is to observe everything including the self without any form of judgment. Even when you lose all sense of self, the bonds of a thousand chains will vanish. To live happily is an inward power of the soul. Have you ever been happy? Flogged but happy, punished but happy, offended but happy, sick but happy, dying but happy, suffering but happy, disgraced but happy? It is not being necessarily happy in the moments because those moments hit one. It is not just succumbing to these situations. It's not letting these situations affect you and this is the power of the soul. This is why you should question the behaviour of those who inflict suffering upon you. Know what they want as reaction and try to understand them.

Ignorance is the cause of suffering. What happens outside should not always happen inside. So to live life as it comes, you need joy. Whatever you think, you will see but it is not necessary to think of all that you see. Life is not a race of survival of the fittest. Such thought comes from lack of balance or synchronicity. Your inner must be in sync with your outer and this is why you do what makes you happy by living wholeheartedly and when you do this, you'd serve God wholeheartedly. You can do anything. Living wholeheartedly is doing anything and everything reasonable that gives you inner peace. 

Joy is from within and no one has the power to take it from you. It depends on what you make of situations. So where do you find your happiness? You could just let it all flow and let the world be the world and there is just one thing you cannot control: the world. You can only control your mind. You can only change yourself and help others. You could just love. The only thing which could change the world is love and sometimes, your purpose. Whatever your aspiration may be, your responsibility is to love. Is it not a privilege to love? to live? to breathe? to experience? But you want to die, you live to die. Do you know how difficult it becomes for the soul when you never fulfill its purpose. You own the world, so live.


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