The truth is we all can be more, do more, have more and give more. We are born free and yet fighting for our freedom. It is not important to be born FREE it is important to live your FREEDOM!
Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison. He was prisoned yet free and here we are free yet imprisoned.
What shackles us? Is it others to like our beliefs or the labels or our desire or is it our fears of being not good enough and worthy enough?
Most of us live in a cage which is self-created.
Are the labels we live with cage us?
We live in a society of labels. Everyone tries to label you, including yourself. It’s been happening since the time of our birth., we begin to believe those labels and we feel as though to be whole, to be someone in this world, we need to appease our egos and the voices around us by “fitting-in somewhere,” within those labels.
Over time, it becomes the foundation for our lives: “I am this person”…. “I am not this person”… “I can do this”… “I can’t do this.” Our entire persona and sense of reality are sculpted by these labels.
The Truth is Labels are created to control us.
Labels don’t define us they limit us.
The labels we accept soon becomes our limited beliefs and we talk to ourselves saying – “I am not good enough”, “I am a loser”, “I am fat”, “I don’t deserve this”, etc, etc
Here is how the human downfall begins:
When we accept labels we create an identity or an image inconsistent with who we are. We pretend, we fake, we imitate only wanting to be accepted by the society. This false identity gets appreciation/ acknowledgment/recognition by the society. It becomes a good reinforcement to live the false identity we have created. Now, we worry, what if people get to know the true side of you – the real me. People do everything in their power to protect this fake identity and our search the meaning of life begins.
We become busy making our lives a SHOWPIECE and not a MASTERPIECE. We were born as a MASTERPIECE.
Why do we accept any labels that imposed upon us? When we try to dig deep and understand it leads to our deepest need of being loved and accepted.
All of us have the power to change our lives and not be limited by the labels given to us. We have the power within us to transform but we fight hard battles each day to get acceptance in the society., little do we realize that the true battle of acceptance must be WON not outside but within.
The victory is when you BE as YOU are not as others want you to be!!!
ACCEPT YOURSELF! EMBRACE YOURSELF!
I live with my own fears. I know I am imperfect. I make mistakes. I get upset. I also know I am here on this planet to live not exist. I live because it’s in my imperfection I find my freedom.
The true meaning of life is to create and live an identity congruent to your true self and when you do, you discover that part of your soul which brings meaning to your life.
We must question, will we allow OURSELF to set OURSELF free?
The only day we get freedom is when our need to express our fears overpowers our need to impress others.
Remember, thoughts don’t become things unless you give them wings! Wings to FLY & FLY is First Love Yourself!