When I say life is not working for you, I am speaking here of living to your full potential, being able to live as you have always dreamed of living, in all areas of your life. Who is the ‘you’ I am referring to, of course it is the True Self, the one that is limitless, limited only by the one that is working against the True Self, it is this one that lives in fear, a mind identified with everything. As people you are identified to things: possessions, status, health, money and so much more. More so you are identified with you, the story of you that says, ‘this is me and my life’. This is the one that is not working for YOU, but against you. With every thought believed you are working against your SELF.
So how do you stop being identified with everything, you firstly notice the story that mind tells about everything, the thoughts you believe. The seat you sit on for example, mind says ‘mine, my seat, can you get out of my seat please’. If you are identified with something as simple as a seat see now how much more you are identified with the whole of life, in particular your life. If you cannot break identification with the chair, how will you break identification with Money? Time? Status? Religion? Culture? Past? Future? Partner? Husband? Wife? Children? Parents? The list goes on and on. Image just for a moment how many stories you have about all of these and still there are so many more.
Whilst you live out your ‘stories’ you have yet to truly start living, you are like an actor playing a part in the most beautiful and elaborate play. The actor realises that the part is man-made, it’s not real, so when finished with the part he puts it down. One day you too will put down the parts you play, as easily as the actor. Until this time comes you believe the part you play in life is real, you are so identified with it. it’s a script you keep re-enacting over and over as mind dictates to you what you should be thinking, feeling and doing. Only when the identification with the mind and all its stories ends, will you be free to know who you truly are, the one we call the ‘True Self’.
Whilst you believe the stories of the mind you are working against your SELF (True Self). You may even be thinking and believing right now, ‘not me, my life’s just fine’. How will you know? Simply look at any area of your life and see if it is an expression of you, living to your full potential. Do you have enough money, time, love, life enhancing career, healthy relationships, good health etc? If the answer is no then you are identified with a story that limits, you.
YOU are not limited, the story you believe is limited.
Drop the story and there is no problem, life will once again work for you as you realise your true limitless SELF.
Love Jacqueline x