We are all living a ‘walter mitty’

We all live a version of a ‘Walter Mitty’ story in our heads, we create these fantasy versions of ourselves, that we act out in our heads, and in many way, in our actions and behaviours in the exterior world.

The challenge is though, that this ‘better’ or more exciting life/story that we create never really materialises and this leads to disappointment. We are dissatisfied, so we create a ‘better’ life, that never happens and then there is only further suffering, always seeking better rather than allowing the amazing human soul that we all are shine bright.

We expect that our ‘Walter Mitty’ life will become real, but it never does, and that leads to a feeling of lack and discontent. It becomes a spiral with no escape from these created personas.

If only we realised that if we let go of all the stories, the fantasies, the roles, the ‘Walter Mitty’ and actually let our true essence shine that we all have the most amazing life and journey to have.

When we are free from the burden of the stories, then we can be at peace within and then we can truly enjoy life now as our true self.

Just be

When we behave externally and internally as if we are enlightened, and start to become that persona, we are, in fact, not enlightened, we just have a different story, but we are still ruled by the ego. We are still not our true self, we are now this ‘enlightened’ story.

If we have to act out a role, behave according to a conditioned and societal role, then we are associated with the mind and thus a contradiction to an enlightened soul.

Being truly our soul and essence within and in the exterior world is a challenge, however, we will not achieve it by telling ourselves and the world that we are so zen.

Peace within comes when we can simply just be and do not need to act, show, tell or announce it to ourselves and the world.