We can be nobody

To be truly free we need to step off the path, let go of fitting in, to not feel we have to follow the crowd, to not have to agree with someone, to not have to be polite, to not worry that we might offend someone.

We have to be ourselves, not the ego-driven self-image that the mind creates, I mean our true essence from our soul.

We have to break the chains of conformity and be brave enough to be vulnerable and show the world the true light from within us

We’ll spend a lifetime being polite, agreeing, fitting in and doing what others want and yet suffer from not being able to be ourselves.

Freedom is to just be. We don’t have to become anything, we can be nobody and be content that we no longer have to be constrained by mind created roles we feel we have to play to be liked and fit in.

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.