Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear and I can’t help but ask myself how much I let the fear take the wheel and steer.
~ Drive (Incubus)
Our personality is the control system that directs our thoughts and emotions, built over the course of our life based on the meaning we assign to the events that we experience.
This layer of the self is also called the ego, which has as its main concern our individual survival. When overly identified with it, we manifest illness and unhappiness by becoming rigidly attached to the way we think things are instead of seeing there are many perspectives.
When operating from this “me-focus”, we lose sight of the impact we are having on other people. Achieving happiness and well-being relies on our ability to see that there is something deeper than that control system that is our internal essence or spirit.
Awareness that we are not our thoughts and emotions – that we actually create them – enables us to actively create the life we want. This allows us to be powerful, instead of powerless, in the face of what life presents.
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