Are you who you want to be or are you who someone else wants you to be? As the world saw the sad passing of comedic legend Robin Williams (who touched everyone’s heart in some way, shape or form), it truly asks us to take a moment to self-reflect. Robin gave his life to being alive on the exterior. He was vibrant, gifted and like no one else that was or will ever be. You could feel his energy through a TV screen, a movie theater and if you had the benefit of meeting him in person (like several accounts online have stated). It was truly sad to hear that he ended his own life, so it asks us to take an inventory on where we are on the scale of self-expression versus self-indulgence. When we put others first, there is an opportunity to make someone’s day more amazing than they ever thought possible. However, if you are packaging yourself and not allowing these folks to see you as you truly are, then it can ultimately be destructive. Don’t forget how awesome you are :). You’re at your best when you’re alive and letting the world see that energy. Go live! CARPE DIEM!
Self-Expression vs Self-Indulgence
Mantra – I am like no one else who ever was or who could ever be.
When we habitually silence and distort ourselves, we begin to lose our lust for life and look towards other things to fulfill us. We forget that we are here on this earth to self-express in a way no one else ever has or ever could.
Often we find ourselves hiding by overeating or overworking, rather than doing what we really want to do.
Everyone around us benefits from the aliveness that we feel. So suppressing that life, for whatever reason, takes a lot of our life energy just in the managing of the pretending.
In all the ways we package ourselves and protect ourselves, or when we choose the safety of belonging over the inner need to grow we also dull ourselves.
Book – “The Yamas and Niyamas” by Deborah Adele