Where are you being influenced?
May 24, 2022
The influences that we live under are like water to a fish. Until we can become aware of them they will exist, and affect everything in our lives, without ever raising our suspicion. We can become so delusional about those influences that we will actually go out of our way to defend them.
The Tao states:
"Wise men don't need to prove their point;
men who need to prove their point aren't wise."
If we look out at the world today everyone is out there trying to prove their point and defend it. How many of those points are actually influences that are merely being lived under?
You can look out at the world today and no one would fault you if you were feeling overwhelmed or at a loss. It is understandable to feel like you are not being heard, or that it is hopeless. Those feelings are coming from influences you hold and being exasperated by influences others hold. YOU are greater than all of that and I invite you to recover yourself so that you can start to think clearly and get out from under the influence.
I regularly challenge myself to identify the influences I live under. I have found them ranging from my safety, morality, my money story, my education, and my ability to be worthy of anything, and everything. It is a lifelong process, as far as I can tell, to get out from under the influence, but one that is worth every second I dedicate to it.
Reply to this email to start that conversation, I would be happy to talk with you about the influences you are facing.