Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow
Yeah whoever that might be.
It is not an easy process and it never ends. We are programmed from birth into the matrix of our society. We are told to live up to everybody's expectations. Most people really have no clue who their authentic self is but there have been many who have tried to show us the way, and there are many ways. First step would be to not give a sh!t what other people think of you. Then spent time in the solitude of nature and pay attention to your own thoughts.
I spent years listening to my thoughts and what I discovered was that most of them had someone else's voice attached to them: parents, siblings, teachers, students, priests or minister... most of them degrading, insulting or self denigrating. Then it is another process of changing that inner dialogue. They say you cannot love another until you learn to love yourself, warts and all. Once you can do that, then that is what you offer to the world. We live in an insane world, full of violence, judgment and petty minds. If figure the purpose of being here is to be content with ourselves in spite of all that insanity. Peace out, man!