“It may help to remember that in the cosmic design, pain is neutral. In the physical world, pain motivates us negatively, while pleasure motivates us positively. True freedom is letting go of our attachment to both. The best way to begin this process is developing a state of witness consciousness through practices such as meditation and mindful awareness.” ~ D. Chopra
This extract was taken out of the latest Deepak Chopra blog, please click on the link below to read the full article — it is definitely worth the read:
Balance. Heal. Transform. The Chopra Center Blog.
Hitting the Nail on the Head
I think that Dr Chopra really hit the nail on the head with the statement above. It is, synchronistically, a topic that I was just trying to convey to a friend of mine.
It is quite difficult to explain that one needs to disengage or detach from any perception of good or bad, that there only is.
Your mind has been trained to mentally label things or situations as either positive or negative. We can choose to view anything, as was mentioned in the above quotation, as a conscious witness. This means detaching from judgment and the need to apply a label.
“…any past trauma or early childhood inhibition could seriously stop you from trying a new venture.”
When you commit to any creative endeavour, one must clear the path, so to speak, of any loose debris that might be clouding your way. For instance, any past trauma or early childhood inhibition could seriously stop you from trying a new venture.
Do you feel unworthy?
The Self Worth Issue
Let me cut through all the BS and get straight down to the brass tacks here. Everyone is worthy. If you are not feeling self-worth then you have probably set yourself up with a life lesson(s) to experience this feeling.
“This means that you take responsibility for agreeing to whatever or whoever made you feel unworthy.”
Your job is to identify where, in your past, you first agreed to take on this role. This means that you take responsibility for agreeing to whatever or whoever made you feel unworthy (please read The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz for more about this very important subject of the agreements we make and how it affects our lives).
This may sound harsh but we must get real now or face the consequences of always feeling victimized. When you carry a victim mentality you will never feel that you can be self-empowered.
It Takes 2 to Tango
So, the first step is to take responsibility for your choices. And please do this with compassion for yourself and for whomever else may be involved. When we agree to take on a lesson, it usually takes two souls to tango.
“…it is so important for us to be able to forgive and to not judge.”
This means that there is usually a ‘bad guy’ (or gal) but if we could view this from a perspective that is beyond the veil of our current reality, we may find that the ‘bad guy’ is posing as such to help us fulfill a soul lesson on the deepest of levels. This is why it is so important for us to be able to forgive and to not judge.
When we are able to see, with clarity, the root point at which the conflict took place, we are able to glean the necessary teaching from it. When we are able to do this, we are able to forgive and move on in our lives.
Where has this teaching or lesson taken you?
What have you learnt from it?
Can you agree to accept the lesson with gratitude and move on?
Letting Go to Move On
If you can truly let go of a past trauma, you will feel the absolute liberation of taking back your power. When you accept responsibility for your actions and choices, you become self-empowered, knowing that nothing in this Universe happens by chance — you are at the very heart of every experience you have chosen.
Now to the Creativity Part…
When you commit to a creative project, whether it be in music, writing, art or any other form of creative expression, it is important to be grounded in your integrity.
“This is why it is important to face your demons and start a creative endeavour with a clean slate.”
If you are, say for instance, writing from a place of knowledge but lack the wisdom for which you write, you are lacking a certain portion of integrity. In other words, if you want to write about something that you know a lot about but have not actually experienced or passed the learning thereof, you are not coming from a place of true integrity. This is why it is important to face your demons and start a creative endeavour with a clean slate.
You can of course start anything without doing the groundwork but your success is usually stunted when you know you are not acting from true source. If you believe in yourself 100% there is nothing that will get in your way of true creativity or success.
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