Who's Life Is This?
by Michael Clark
(Antioch, IL, USA)
People, look around you and see that everything in your life is being directed, not by your thoughts and feelings, but from your environment. You need to start guiding your life by your own feelings on things and not how others feel about you. Have you ever been talking to someone and found that you wanted to walk away from what they were saying about you, but you felt that in some way what they were saying was true? Your first impulse was the right one, to walk away. Yet you stayed around and hoped that this person, for whatever reason, would know you better than you know yourself?
How is this possible! How could someone other than you know you better than you? It's not possible, and yet we allow this to continue throughout our lives. We give people the right and satisfaction to direct our lives for us as if they knew how to do it better than we would. Why do we allow this you may ask? For a very basic reason. We are taught to listen from without and ignore our personal feelings of our life.
That's right! We ignore our own feelings and push them deep inside and hide who we are to everyone especially ourselves. We are told from an early age that emotions are evil, that they are something that makes us behave irrationally. Emotions are the basis of our learning about who we truly are, and yet the control around you wants to keep it buried. Interesting don't you think? The control beings around you want to keep you under control by their perception of who they think you should be, other than who you are. Why would they do that? They say that they have your best interests at heart and yet they will only allow you to do things based on what they think is best. Your own feelings are used as a control against you by naming them as negative.
Why they do this is very easily explained. Emotions are part of our tool set that allows us to understand our environment and who is towards our best. Yes! Emotions tell us who we like, who we don't, what situations are best for us, and which ones are not, and yet we would rather listen to our parents, teachers, and bosses all levels of control than listen to our own voices inside.
Did you ever feel weight on your shoulders, but express in some way that it's just the pressure from your day at work? Well I have to let you know that "Pressure on the Shoulders" is the indication that you have taken on someone else's responsibility and made it yours. That's right! That pressure that you are trying to relieve from a rough day is actually someone else's pressure that you have accepted and the weight on your shoulders is your emotional system trying to tell you that. Of course we've been trained to ignore this system and tell ourselves its just strain on us from a good hard days work. Sounds like a control trying to make you work harder, past your ability because it wants more out of you than it is healthy for you to give. We agree on it all the same and continue to stress our lives. Why? Because we don't know any other way.
Listen to your emotions more and others less and you will come to find a truth that was always there.
I can teach you more, but you have to have the courage to ask, and seek for more than what everyone around you is telling you is best. Even me. Listen to yourself and if you find what I say here is false then have the courage to say it.
The Love that you seek has to be first found within.