Moon in Swati + Krishna Pratipad (1st)
Have you ever considered how your actions and words might reflect your truest, most authentic voice if you let go of tempering your reflection to the world? If you took full responsibility of how you feel and didn’t project that onto anyone or anything?
This is a heavy topic.
We are so cultured by our environment, from day one we begin appeasing mother. And then everyone else.
We were her. Now we are cut from her. But for survival we have to appease. Somewhere along the way we take on this role and forget our true nature.
It becomes normal to think we are “speaking our truth” even though it is completely fabricated by everyone and everything we’ve come into contact with.
What would it be like if you just spoke how you feel, without projecting, owning your words, your viewpoint.
After all, these bodies and minds are just a mixture of the elements, being swayed and pulled by the elements.
You aren’t your thoughts. You are that which is steadfast as these constant thoughts swirl around.
Being attached to thoughts means that we are attached to this limited sense of self. If my thoughts don’t fit the status quo then I may be rejected and pushed out of the nest is a basis of conforming.
If you have realized that the personality is an ever-changing mixture of elements, being influenced by the ever-changing conditional elements, there is nothing to take personally.
You just adjust your sail and go with the flow, steadfast in your never-changing state of peace.
I’m taking the practice up not being committed to anything I’ve said or done in the past. Of owning my experience in this moment and allowing it to be true. This moment is its present moment, unconditioned, unedited, perfectly imperfect. So be it.
Journal Prompt: Contemplate an area of personal transformation, letting go of ego.
Jenn this was such a timely topic for me. As I’ve been walking the Camino, I’ve had a lot of time to contemplate. I’ve been thinking about which voice is my true voice. It can be difficult to determine that true voice from the voice I use to survive, fit in, or make excuses for myself. In the moments that the true voice comes through, it feels nonjudgmental, especially of myself. I appreciate this time to walk quietly with myself.
I get home Monday night, April 25