Although each of us is born of DNA, snippets of our parent’s tendencies and that red liquid coursing through our veins, we also create our environment with our thoughts, ideas and reactions that collectively comprise our experiences, personality and the essence of our individuality and being. Hidden in the depths of our sub-conscious, lie our fears, joys, loves and regrets, along with the complete set of our core values and beliefs.
Many of these “tucked away” emotions and navigational guideposts steer us on a day to day basis, yet we remain somewhat unaware of their subconscious influence upon our lives. And so it is with food, dress, relationships; and faith. And although the strongest of these morally magnetic influences is faith, as humans, we overwhelmingly have the most difficult time expressing, even sharing our museum of faith that is ordered and stored in our minds much like books in a library.
Yes, the magic of life itself remains hidden within our minds, along with everything that defines who we are, what we believe and why we behave, think and make decisions the way we do. Many times it is safety and security that convinces us to refrain from sharing our selves with others, while at other times it can be ego, pride and self-expression that pushes us to let others know equally defining aspects of ourselves.
“As music is encrypted upon a CD or stored on the hard drive within our computer, it is conspicuously silent and unknown unless played and shared with others. In essence, it does not exist unless it is shared. And in a parallel fashion, our faith, beliefs and Christianity remain largely unknown and non-existent, unless we make a concerted and deliberate effort to communicate and share them with others; through our words, through our Actions, and as witnessed by our lives”.
It is human nature to judge others by their looks, words, body language and behaviors, along with how they interact and relate to others. This tendency to judge is a largely, mutually occurring phenomenon, i.e., it is happening all the time and all around, and to us. It is as breathing; an involuntary response to ensure our survival.
And so it seems, in this day and age of global strife, we are being coerced into “survival mode” by external forces. Accordingly, we are being awakened to a degree by that little voice inside us that is screaming to protect ourselves, to protect others and to raise the veil of our faith, exposing it for the world to see, by our actions.
And make no mistake, “In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity” (Albert Einstein). Indeed, it is incumbent upon each of us to not only acknowledge our values, beliefs and faith, but moreover, to have the courage and character to defend them when under scrutiny or worse, attack. Take the risk, remain focused and Play the Tune, people, albeit at times a bittersweet symphony, lest we wither away into non-existence.
If you’re like most people, there have been times in your life when you noticed or had the feeling that something was just not right. Has this happened to you? In truth, all of us at times, struggle with attempting to figure out the source of that uneasiness and become frustrated when we simply can’t place our finger on it.
Scenarios like this occur as a result of a misalignment between our inner core values as human beings and our resulting or reactive behaviors, words and thoughts. Indeed, it may be the classic struggle between good and evil playing out in our lives. Or, it may empirically represent when we fail to live our unique values within our souls.
To be sure, there is nothing wrong with going through these experiences. To the contrary, they serve as indicators to alert us that our thoughts and actions have wandered off the path of our soul and only serve to move us away from who we truly are and who we will become. Worthy of note, the most essential aspect of these moments in life is that we recognize when they occur and acknowledge what they are based upon.
And you know it comes back to faith; it’s presence, influence, acknowledgement and its truth. Society has conditioned and encouraged us to equate having faith to being damaged, to being weak… and that is simply wrong. I ask, how can denying our inner values and feelings be wrong? It is not. In Truth, inner strength is all about leveraging the alignment of values and actions.
The most exhilarating and liberating feeling in the world comes as a result of consciously (and by choice) thinking and acting in alignment and harmony with our soul; the essence of who we are.
“And this balance is not limited to our minds, but extends to include our bodies as well as our physical, emotional and psychological health; it can best be described as a musical instrument being perfectly tuned and playing an epic symphony.”
Faith and prayer reflect our ability to understand, communicate and ultimately like who we see in the mirror each morning as we begin each day anew. Listen to the voices in your mind, accept the goodness of who you are, choose to think and act in support of your spirit, seek Love. Then, and only then, will alignment and harmony exist in your life and consequently produce/create peace, love and joy.
Feel the warmth, relish the peace and experience the harmony of life. Be yourself; Let the Light In; Experience the ultimate symphony.
- Being Religious and Being Spiritual is Different… (joseasanoj.wordpress.com)
- The Journey of Healing (backtowardslight.wordpress.com)
- Beyond Good and Evil – Making the effort to live in harmony (theseekersdungeon.com)
- shadow puppets & soul play (makebelieveboutique.com)
- The soul is either raised or cast down (teachingsofmasters.wordpress.com)