SOS BOOK - Chapter 1.5 We hold back our potential!
Unfortunately, most of us downplay our special inner needs. We also deny our vast untapped potential. It all just seems too vague or difficult! We resist our life purpose. We hold back! This is expressed as life lesson No. 18:
WE USUALLY DENY OR AVOID OUR FULL POTENTIAL
Most of us delay our inner self-development. We distract ourselves with other things. We waste our energy in denying this inner urge and suppressing it. We hold back the realization of our full potential. In doing so, we deny our true inner Self.
This process of avoidance and distraction applies to us all! It’s all a matter of degree. It’s just a question of WHEN we WAKE UP and REALIZE THIS and HOW WELL WE ENGAGE our response.
Ultimately our real progress is measured by HOW LOVING we are to ourselves, to others and towards everything that exists. From a spiritual perspective, that’s what really matters.
LET’S NOW RETURN TO THE SPECIFIC SITUATION OF A LIFE CRISIS OR A POTENTIAL FUTURE ONE. This crisis can be the ’wake-up call’ we need to change our life. Has this life situation occurred because we been holding back or denying our true inner-needs and our potential? Saying that we are “too busy” for our important inner-work, is just an avoidance strategy! After a personal crisis this realization may finally dawn. A life-crisis makes the consequences real and not just a remote or intellectual possibility. Hopefully we realize how we have misused our time, effort and precious energy. This relates to life lesson No. 19: HOLDING BACK OUR INNER NEEDS AND DESIRES REQUIRES CONSIDERABLE EFFORT AND DEPLETES OUR ENERGY
We have previously postulated that expression of our inner-needs and our potential is paramount in human life.
These are the primal needs we all have deep within us. It’s the urge to live as we are really meant to. To find our unique expression. It is likely that we can only hold this back for a limited time. A life-crisis may be the only way to get our full attention in this regard. It can become an opportunity to review our life direction. It’s an incentive to change our ways and to break old habits.
A life-crisis finally can bring us to the realization that our life is fragile, transient and so valuable. That our inner needs are indeed important. That denying these needs and our real potential has significant consequences. That there is a significant price to pay for continually denying our inner self. This is life lesson No. 20:
WE SHOULD NOT RISK DEFERRING OUR UNMET NEEDS
A human life-time is relatively short. So, we shouldn’t risk deferring our unmet needs and our plans for doing something meaningful with our lives. We will shortly discuss the consequences of avoiding our inner needs and our hidden potential. A life crisis or a series of these may be the consequence. But even at that stage, it may not be too late to change.
HOW DO WE MAKE A MAJOR LIFE-CHANGE AFTER A LIFE-CRISIS OR PREFERABLY BEFOREHAND? HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT TO DO?
IF ONLY there was a simple ‘USER'S GUIDE’ to starting AN INNER JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY. One that could be utilized after a life crisis, or preferably instigated beforehand. This could benefit many! Ideally this would be factual and practical and not too intellectual. It would have to be in part spiritual but need not be too esoteric, mystical or religious. Foremost, it should be readable, believable and achievable! THIS IS THE AIM OF THIS BOOK.
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