LightShiftingÔ : Dancing To Our Own Tunes
February 13, 1999
Most of us have been taught since we were very young that there's something "wrong" with us if we don't dance to others agendas. We've been taught to "conform" and be "good" boys, girls, citizens, and religious persons. We've been taught to continually give our power of decision (free wills) away to others who (we were told) "knew better" than us about what was good for us and what we "should" do.
Most of us have never taken the time to question these "values" that have been placed into us and have been blindly following them since we were children assuming we were "wrong" or "bad" if we didn't conform. We automatically assumed that our "authority figures" values were "right" and when we did question them we were shamed and labeled as defiant or rebellious. We were forced to sacrifice our values for theirs.
Today, I thought it might be helpful to try to find and discover our own Heartfelt Truths so we can affirm our own personal values and become more resonant with our own Inner Callings. Once we find this Inner Wellspring of Joy that inspires us, we can then take steps to become empowered to share our Fruits with the World by working to express our inner joy. We can learn to replace conformity with creativity.
Thoughts To Ponder: