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About Knowing Thyself

Did the idea of knowing who you really are ever crossed your mind? And if Yes, what exactly do you look for? Is it about what you think you are or about what others think of you ? Who defines you? Is it you? your family? your colleagues? your friends? or is it your whole society?

Well,  apparently “Knowing Thyself” is a decision only taken by those who seek Truth. In other words, it is a quest for what is Authentic.

Authentic, Timeless, and Real.

I personally took this decision 2 years ago and I’m currently in the middle of the road. But going back in time, when I embarked on this journey, I didn’t think about getting prepared for it. Getting Prepared wasn’t even on my mind!  Naive was I when I thought that going through such an experience would be about constant joy and enlightenment…

Of course you get to experience unique moments of joy that will always remain engraved in your memory, and of course you get to experience delightful moments of enlightenment that keep changing the routes leading to your chosen Path.

Yet the experience is much more complex and intense. Because there will be moments when you’ll feel you’re loosing yourself…there will be moments when you’ll have to let go off the scenarios that no longer serve you..there will be moments when you will have to put all the masks off and deal with the world with your naked truth…there will be moments of vulnerability which you will have to accept and deal with…there will be moments of ferocious war between what you think you are and what you truly are…

It is a risky decision to take, a very brave and courageous one. And only those who breath Truthfulness will rise above and conquer. I don’t mean to scare anyone who’s considering having the experience. Actually it is the one and only experience that will make you literally feel “ALIVE”, otherwise you continue leading  the life of unconscious dormant fellow men. And that my friend is a life half lived, if not lived at all…

But what I would really invite you to do is to think about it in a panoramic view and ask yourself a question:

What does it really take to Know my Authentic Self? 

After giving it a deep serious thought and in case your answer is “Whatever it takes…”, then Welcome to the greater experience of your life 🙂


The Fake Moments in our Lives

Yesterday somehow I realized how much efforts we put on trying to be “someone” we are not. I didn’t see it that clear in myself, but it was very obvious in others’ behaviors. My mind started to do all the mapping, connecting what I was thinking about with my personal experiences, with friends’ experiences..and the image was suddenly clear: Yes, we do spend a lot of time and energy trying to fit in a model that do not, by any means, belong to our true essence & identity. Behind this behavior, we seek approval, acceptance, validation from others and from the whole society.

The thing is we only have ONE Life to live, so why wasting it in identifying ourselves through others? why can’t we just be ourselves? what stop us from choosing our own path? why do we insist on “duplication”, I mean being just a duplicate, another fake copy of the other? Don’t we realize how unhappy this makes us feel? How frustrating? How unworthy?

Fitting in the box of others is a true sad truth many of us live day after day. Only YOU can put an end to it. Listen to yourself, enough taming your true calling! Listen to it, give it a chance to manifest, to express and to be expressed.

Being Aware is the Key, you can’t move to the authentic part of you until you are aware you are living someone else’s life. This shall be the starting point of a journey lived truly by your own music..In the journey, there are always challenges, hardships, difficulties. So, don’t fool yourself by an imaginary too good to be true perception. The true perception lies in the results of how worthy and meaningful it is to live a life of your own choice…

“All my life I had been looking for something, and everywhere I turned someone tried to tell me what it was.  I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory.  I was naïve.  I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.  It took me a long time and much painful boomeranging of my expectations to achieve a realization everyone else appears to have been born with:  that I am nobody but myself.”  ~Ralph Ellison, “Battle Royal”