Find Truth Rather than CHange
As humans, we are naturally going to make mistakes, behave in ways that we later regret, and harm ourselves or others whether intentionally or unintentionally. We are always striving to get better and change ourselves and this can be an ongoing lifelong battle. Some people are trying to overcome an addiction – whether to a substance, thoughts, relationships. The one thing that all these behaviours have in common is they are all a sign of disconnect to one’s True Self. We have this belief that we need to change, that we are imperfect. This is a lie. We are perfect as we are; we just don’t see it most of the time.
All the efforts that we are trying to make to change ourselves could be non-existent, if we just connected to our inner truth. Our inner Self. Our highest Self. This may sound intangible or all that might be going through your mind is “how??”
When you are battling that thought, that behaviour, that emotion, that person – stop and realize what’s really going on here:
You are a spiritual being living in a human body to experience life so that you can elevate your consciousness and grow as a soul. This human body is impermanent - your soul lives beyond this body, has lived many lives, and will live many more. You are an Infinite Being. This body is standing on the place we call Earth, which is a tiny ball spinning in a vast and gigantic universe. Does this moment that you are battling right now, really matter? Can you let go and be at peace, right now?
Once you realize the truth of who you are, and why you are here, and that you are one with the Universe, all those battles will dissipate. Instead of trying to control and change yourself and others, the truth of who you are will radiate. This radiance will affect all those around you. Others will sense your peacefulness because you have found it within. Your whole external world will change, because you found yourSelf.
Contemplate, contemplate, contemplate....this is how you can reach the truth. Sit alone, in nature, in a place you can call your sanctuary. Meditate, whether in a group setting, or at home with a guided meditation. Be in the moment of every situation, and remember who you are. Watch the physical world as if you are watching from the outside. Be in your body, interact with the world, but do not be attached, as it is only a game. This is how you will find peace.
Elvira is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Certified Yoga Instructor. She combines her knowledge of the naturopathic modalities with mind-body therapy, yoga, ayurveda, exercise, and energy healing.