This needs deep meditation from an early age. And we’re not taught to do this are we. We’re indoctrinated to react – to emotions, to situations, to events, to people, to inner obstacles, to the way we were brought up, to past hurts and future desires.
But the key to living your true life is within us. We really are the onion, and if we peel back the layers and deal with the onion-crying we’ll find who we are meant to be and the life we are meant to live.
The biggest danger in all of this – in my opinion – is other people.
I am seeing this at the moment, witnessing it first-hand; someone who is subtly imposing their ‘will’ on someone else, wrapping that person with the ‘layers’ of their strong will, suffocating that person with the need to make them see that they are right, that their will needs to be adhered to. I see it all the time.
People who are rendered voiceless by others, their own presence made small by the towering ego of someone else, whose own inner dysfunction is so overblown, that the other cannot breathe or be or express an opinion.
Think of Donald Trump and you’ll know what I mean. But there are many, many Donald Trumps in this world. Look around in your own circle and I bet you’ll find a few ‘Trumps’.
How do you disenable the Trumps in your life? That’s a hard one, because the Trumps of this world are determined, hateful and deeply, deeply deluded. They only have one agenda – theirs. Everyone else is nothing.
My advice is to meditate for a half an hour, twice a day on ‘you’. Go deep down into yourself and become your own world. You will see who you are, what you are meant to be doing, how you want to live your life, what Trumps you want to get rid of.
I would also suggest rallying people close to you who might be able to see what is going on, and gather your armies together in pursuit of the life you are meant to live.
Go well. In peace. With yourself.