Who you are is not a mystery but a very available truth, which you have access to if you would allow yourself to inquire into it deeply enough. The more time you spend with yourself, allowing your awareness to touch every aspect of you fully, the more you know yourself as who you are and this is the first step towards finding freedom from the prison of confused/conflicted living. Don’t try to lose yourself in distractions, you will only delay your freedom this way – take the time to find yourself, to really know yourself as this human expression. Your essential truth is that you are the one universal consciousness, but your present truth, in your waking state, is that you are a human expression and unless you know yourself fully as this physical expression you can never quite feel aligned with your wholeness.
Let go of judgments and find out your natural make-up
As you were growing up, you took in several perspectives from the people around you, from your culture, from the media and from the teachings you had access to. You took in some of these perspectives and made it your “conditioning” by imbuing belief in it. You took in standards on what is the “right way” of being and what is the wrong way of being, from the people around you. In the mixture of all this external conditioning, you started disconnecting with yourself and started orienting towards the standards set by others. This was the start of a conflicted life, the start of confusion.
If your mind is clouded with external conditioning, it’s very likely that it has disconnected fully with its natural make-up or natural proclivity. Such a mind is always in a state of dissatisfaction because it does not feel connected with itself. A lot of judgments are created in the mind owing to the external conditioning present in it, all the beliefs and perspectives that you took in from the “outside” cumulatively create a structure of judgment within. This cloud of judgment can prevent you from fully connecting with yourself as you are. To really find your natural make-up it’s important to find the courage to let go of the all the judgments and bring in a mindset of complete openness to really knowing yourself as you are.
Living a life of alignment
It’s so common to hear people constantly say “Something’s missing in my life”, they may not even know what it is. What’s missing is “alignment” with oneself, because when you are totally aligned with yourself it’s not possible to feel a sense of incompleteness. However, you must first really know yourself as who you are before you can line-up with yourself. Knowing yourself is challenging enough, but aligning with yourself can present a lot more challenges especially in a mind that is clouded with judgments created by external conditioning.
Bringing in a deep “awareness” to your inner space is the way to really knowing yourself. It can take time before you fully penetrate all aspects of you (may be a few months or an year) once you start bringing in awareness consciously. This journey of knowing yourself can be extremely interesting, it can feel like a total adventure, and it can also present several challenges because you may not always want to “accept” who you find yourself to be and thus try to live in denial of it. A high level of honestly, openness and authenticity is required, in many cases, to face up to who you really are as this human expression – and the challenge is that you have to bring this awareness to all the various facets of your physicality (after all we humans are multi-facets beings with many different dimensions to us).
Once you have truly identified your natural make-up you will be very clear about your preferences, attitude, outlook, approach, priorities and way of being. A lot of indecisions will melt away in this knowing. Actually, this self-knowing by itself opens the pathway towards an alignment – though it does require a deep level of commitment, initially, to stand true to yourself. It does take some initial courage to accept and align with yourself without allowing the outside pressures to dictate you. But one you make this conscious choice towards aligning with yourself, your life stream just takes over from there and you constantly start feeling guided and inspired in your movements. This is the beginning of a fulfilling life lived in alignment with your wholeness.