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Who Am I? – Discovering My True Self

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Who Am I? - Discovering My True Self

‘I’m not a body with a soul, I am a soul that has a visible part called the body.’ – Paulo Coelho, Novelist

Recently, I wondered who I really am after realizing that I am neither my body nor my mind. I discovered that my body has its own mind as it performs bodily tasks on its own. It fights diseases, digests foods, and detects temperature changes without my help. Besides, I discovered that some bodily functions, such as hair growth, skin cell growth, and muscle movement, continue after death. For this reason, it dawned on me that I am not my body because it can somehow function without me.

Besides my body, I realized that I am not my mind because my mind can think on its own. Sometimes I might want to quiet the mind through meditation, but it continues thinking. Also, I might want to focus on positive thoughts, but my mind refuses to cooperate. I thus discovered that the mind is not me. Instead, it’s a gift from Infinite Intelligence that enables me to think and imagine.

Realizing that I am neither my body nor my mind enlightened me that I am a spiritual entity in a human body. I discovered that I am an individualized part of the Great Spirit that created the universe. This insight made me leap with joy as I realized that just like a drop in the ocean possesses all the properties of the ocean, I also possess all the qualities of the Great Spirit because I am part of it.

I then realized that I seldom enjoyed life because I never identified myself with my true identity. Instead, I identified myself with my body, mind, and ego. I worried when my mind entertained anxious thoughts, and I felt bad about my body because it didn’t qualify for the society’s beauty standards. As well, I paid too much attention to my social status, self-image, and financial status, which are all products of the ego.

For this reason, my primary mission from today onwards is to transcend my body, mind, and egoic-self, and live as my true self because I know my life will completely change if I do so.

You must also join me in my mission because our sufferings will end when we live as our true selves. Nothing in the external world will disturb our peace of mind, and we’ll interpret everything positively when we live as our true selves. Moreover, although we might continue loving our material possessions, we’ll detach from them, and therefore, we won’t feel bad when we lose them.

We’ll also stop dwelling on our difficulties, and we’ll stop living in fear. As well, we’ll experience mysterious synchronicities and our minds we’ll be quiet.  Lastly, solutions to difficulties will become clearer, and we’ll always be in a state of Love, Trust, and Surrender.

 ‘As you expand your awareness as to who and what you really are, you get to make choices that liberate you from limitation.’ – Michael Beckwith

May the universe bless us with the ability to live as our true selves as soon as possible. Amen

The END.

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  1. Purity

    July 10, 2019 at 10:47 am

    This article right here is my no.1……
    You captured everything in a few paragraphs that took me so many years to get it….
    Thank you for sharing……

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Embracing Hardships: The Secret to Inner Peace

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Embracing Hardships: The Secret to Inner Peace

‘Be like the rock; though the waves keep crashing over, it stands unmoved, and the raging of the sea falls still around it.’ – Marcus Aurelius

In my article, 4 Practical and Unique Ways to Attain Inner Peace, I discussed four factors that enable inner peace. Today, I’ll discuss how embracing hardships is the way to inner peace.

After studying stoicism for a while, I realized that the stoics attained inner peace because they embraced hardships. Unlike most of us, they viewed hardships as a necessary part of life, and therefore, they never feared the possibility of future difficulties.

They believed hardships enabled them to grow stronger, and they argued that great people attained greatness because of the numerous hardships they went through. For instance, Epictetus, one of the famous stoics, wrote, ‘What would become of Hercules, if there had been no lion, hydra, stag or boar, and no criminals to rid the world of? What would he have done in the absence of challenges? What would have been the use of those arms, that physique, and that noble soul, without crisis or conditions to stir into him action?

Earlier, I never tried to embrace the stoics’ attitude towards hardships because I believed hardships only come to unspiritual people. I believed I would never experience hardships if I became virtuous and embraced spiritual exercises such as prayer, meditation, and yoga.

However, after facing several hardships despite embracing spirituality, I realized that hardships are a part of life and they affect everyone, including the righteous. Besides, I noticed that resisting hardships and feeling that I should not encounter them because I embraced spirituality prevented me from attaining inner peace. I then realized that the stoics were right when they said, ‘the best way to attain inner peace is to be ready for hardships and to accept them as part of life and an opportunity for growth.’

When you are ready for hardships, you’ll attain inner peace because you’ll never fear them. As well, when you perceive hardships as an opportunity for growth, you’ll never be depressed when you face them because you’ll strive to gain from them.

To adopt the stoic’s perception of hardships, we must understand that hardships are part of nature because all animals face difficulties. For instance, a baby wildebeest often struggles before it knows how to run, a young male lion often relies on scavenging after older male lions chase it from the pride, and a chick has to break the egg for it to get out of it.

Hardships are, therefore, part of the flow of life, and we have to accept them as long as we are willing to live. Accepting them results in inner peace because we’ll stop worrying when we anticipate hardships, and we’ll never be depressed or stressed when hardships arrive.

PEACE BE WITH YOU

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25 Powerful Affirmations to Lift Your Thinking

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I used to doubt the effectiveness of affirmations. However, after studying hypnosis for a while, I discovered that affirmations work, particularly when you say them while in a relaxed state of mind. Besides this, I realized that they work because they change our beliefs, which influence our reality.

For this reason, I selected the following affirmations, which I say frequently. I hope you’ll also say them regularly, so that they lift your thinking, change your belief system, and eventually change your reality.

  1. ‘I know that I am pure Spirit, that I always have been, and that I always will be. There is inside me a place of confidence and quietness and security where all things are known and understood.’ –  Wayne Dyer
  2. ‘I am an excellent creature, a valuable part of the universe in which I exist.’ – Jane Roberts
  3. ‘My existence enriches all other portions of life, while my own being is enhanced by the rest of creation.’ – Jane Roberts.
  4. ‘It is good, natural, and safe for me to grow and develop and use my abilities, and by doing so I also enrich all other portions of life.’- Jane Roberts.
  5. ‘I am eternally couched and supported by the universe of which I am a part.’ – Jane Roberts.
  6. ‘By nature, I am a good deserving creature, and all of life’s elements and parts are also of good intent.’ – Jane Roberts.
  7. ‘I have passed through the illusion of matter; I am now conscious that I am Divine.’ – anonymous
  8. ‘I call upon the law of accumulation. My supply comes from God, and now pours in and piles up, under grace.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  9. ‘My supply comes from God – I have the magic of the spirit. It can never be depleted. As money goes out, immediately money comes in.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  10. ‘Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.’ –  King David
  11. ‘I cannot be separated from God the Giver; therefore, I cannot be separated from God the Gift. The Gift is in action.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  12. ‘The genius within me is released; I now fulfill my destiny.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  13. ‘The Father (God) and I are one.’  – Jesus Christ
  14. I trust that everything is working for the highest good, and I am receiving all that I am meant to have.’  – Diana Haymond
  15. ‘The Lord is my shepherd; I shall never lack.’ – King David
  16. ‘I expect the unexpected, and my glorious good now comes to pass.’- Florence Scovel Shinn
  17. ‘I am a spiritual being having a human experience.’ – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  18. ‘The giver of life is ever-present and guides all my steps.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  19. ‘I feel the fear dripping away; there’s a stillness that nothing transmits, I’m a breeze that grows stronger.’ – iLe
  20. ‘Every day, I am becoming a better version of myself.’
  21. ‘I now catch up with my good, for before I called, I was answered.’ – Florence Scovel Shinn
  22. ‘I am a child and a manifestation of God, and every moment his life, love, wisdom and power flow into and through me.’ – anonymous
  23. ‘I give my problems to the Great mind of God; I let go of them, confident that the correct answers will return to me when they are needed.’ – Wayne Dyer
  24. ‘To the great Law of attraction, everything in my life that I need for my work and fulfillment will come to me. It is not necessary that I strain about this. I should only believe. For in the strength of my belief, my faith will make it so.’ – Wayne Dyer
  25. ‘I am a god, who once believed s/he was man.’ – Isaac Wechuli

N/B – Modern society demands us to perform many activities that might prevent us from saying all the above affirmations regularly. For this reason, you can only choose one or two of them if you have a busy schedule.

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