This month I have been participating in Deepak Choprah and Oprah's 21 Day Meditation Challenge, and after every meditation, I've been journaling about what comes up for me. The challenge is all about finding your flow. In simple words, tapping into who you are, and living your life through that truth EVERYDAY!
This post is inspired by our Day 5 topic, " Finding Expression."
The centering thought: My truth and creativity are within
When there's expression of self and truth, you flow in your nature. It takes energy to restrict flow of being, as opposed to breathing and BEing. Think about it. When you are attempting to be conservative, or be mindful of what others may feel or think about you being silly or honest. There's so much thought! It can be so nerve wrecking. As opposed to you just having fun and BEing! In this flow you can accept and honor yourself for who you are
I truly believe that as a child, with no holds bar on whats right and wrong, acceptable or not, our innate beings would use sounds , movement and visuals to express ourselves. Yelling, talking, singing, laughing, imagining we're on top of the world, or whatever...its important to not let that go. You can always BE what you think you're "supposed to be" but that act can only lasts so long. After time, your soul will feel threatened by the intrusion of falsity and won't really have the ability to be aligned with you; you wont be aligned with it, and you will be prevented from flowing.
It doesn't really matter if you think you'll embarrass yourself because to me, embarrassment is a projection of fear and uncertainty. When we are uncomfortable expressing ourselves, we are just projecting the feeling that others will be likewise be uncomfortable. Even more, the centering thought of discomfort, adds to the restriction of flow others may feel from us because they too believe that being "normal" and inexpressive is healthy. It supports the idea that whenever we live our best lives, or operate in natural truths, we unconsciously give others permission to do so as well.
We all have creative talents and visions. (An exception would be those who have brain damage to the part of their brain ascribed for creativity. ) Because we are all unique, no form of expression could ever be duplicated and therefore we should never aspire to duplicate another's creativity. Remember the words of Dr. Suess," you are you, truer than true, there's no one else as youer than you!" Honor that your experience and vessel of a being is valid and important. When you give of your true self, you always unconsciously and intuitively allow others to do the same. People seek inspiration. They seek guidance. They seek out figures to live through until they get the courage to live for themselves! Live and Express Yourself! Today, ignore any inhibitions to sing, jump, dance, laugh, make a joke, or even capture a creative thought! Express your compliments, ideas, and excitement! if its something you're used to holding back, take note of how you feel once you let yourself be yourself!
Written BY: Tiffany W.