Are you happy with your choices? Are you living your full potential? We come into this world with genetic preconditioning and early choices already made for us. And, like it or not, for the most part we thrive in this environment; one way or another, healthy or not we figure out how to cope and we survive. We take on modeled behaviors and we subconsciously absorb even abnormal circumstances; this becomes our norm and it embeds into us and manifests as beliefs.
As we mature, we start to gain insight from the outside and this differs from what we perceive as normal. We interface with others whose backgrounds offer new perspectives and we are schooled in subjects that stretch us.
This is explained in more detail in the article, How to Unleash Your Full Potential to Live Your Unlived Life. It states, “…we are called upon to examine the truths by which we live and even to acknowledge that their opposites also contain truth. As Jung pointed out, it is a mistake to fear that the truths and values of early adulthood are no longer relevant; they have just become relative—they are not universally true. But to let go of the splitness inherent in the process of becoming conscious would appear to send us crashing into a whirlpool of chaos and relativity, the end of everything that we have most valued.”
This is where it gets confusing and for most of us, instead of going within and learning to embrace and forgive our shadow selves, the child within, we deny and shame this inner being and we look to the outside in an attempt to fulfill needs and force change; change that is not in alignment with our true self.
The authors of the article describe, “Unlived life will be projected onto others to the extent that it is unrecognized. What do you devalue and reject in yourself you will criticize and castigate others for. What you fear in yourself you will fight or flee in others. What you lack in yourself you will depend upon others to provide.”
Let’s face it, it is scary to be courageous, to have an open mind and to find a middle ground that feels intuitively acceptable in alignment with the core of self. When we embrace the child within, this acceptance wakes us up and shifts fear into curiosity. It strengthens the core instead of denying it. We can be one with self instead fighting in turmoil.
In order to live your full potential you must transform the turmoil within through self-love. Why? Because all journeys founded by love offer renewal and growth.
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