Welcome to my new chapter, | ♡ – I Love / One Love by Aware – Ioana RO.
WHO AM I?
The answer to this ‘simple’ question isn’t so simple. Of course I’ve been told by my family and loved ones that I am beautiful inside and out, kind hearted, generous, compassionate and loving. I often felt that I was bursting with love and desire to help others more so than to help myself. Shifting the focus to others and the outside world, as I progressed through life, I’ve unconsciously allowed obstacles to interfere with my true self and thus gradually drift further and further away from my truths. This created the perfect platform for confusion, worry, fear, judgement, condemnation and resentment … to cloud my daily thoughts and begin to lead me on a dark path unaligned with my true self. I truly felt, deep down, that this was not right, that this was not me.
Governed by fear and victimizing myself by blaming the outside world for everything and anything, as misery, confusion and darkness began to fully consume me, I reached a decisive point, in which I empowered myself through a deep commitment to enlightenment through self learning. I finally realized that my true self, my inner self is the sole creator of my thoughts, feelings and ultimately, my life.
However, in our daily lives, we aren’t expected to be our own creators. Instead, we are conditioned to limit ourselves within the ideals of a select few and to live ‘comfortably’ as silent followers. We habitually and easily allow these few to dictate virtually every aspect of our lives: our appearance, clothes, products, food, entertainment, hobbies, occupation etc., unaware that we have become followers. We are following someone else’s ideals and adopting them as our own while tirelessly striving to look, behave and act the ‘right’ way. These select few not only govern our thoughts but they also control our lives through dictating which products and objects we need to acquire in order to achieve the ideal ‘look’ they’ve set in place. This in turn governs our personal economy as consumerism becomes our dictator. We gradually lose our inner self, we gradually lose sight of our true values. Awaken and empower yourself to think: who’s life are you truly living? Your own or theirs?
Life is governed by either FEAR or LOVE, which have you chosen?