Enjoy The Wellness Universe QOTD for August 5th by JoAnn Neurath.
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Here is her expanded thought …
Have you ever wondered why you\’re so easily upset by the unexpected? It\’s not really you who feels shaky when situations shift without warning. It\’s who you think you are that feels threatened, but you don\’t have to go on feeling afraid. Begin right now with some patient self-investigation, you will discover that you are not who you think you are. This is one of the most exciting and relief filled self-findings you can make about yourself.
Living from our present life-level, we are almost always unsure and nervous about what\’s going on around us. Why? Because we still live from the mistaken notion that who we are is somehow affected or determined by what happens to us. This is like thinking that because you have a fender-bender, you are an automobile. You know you are not your car. Putting aside the light humor that our inner confusion is apt to cause, there is nothing funny about thinking that you are going to lose yourself if someone leaves you. Just ask anyone who has ever gone through the nightmare of seeing a loved one walk away. Purposely, we must leave behind us, once and for all, this threatened nature of ours, by placing ourselves in the care of Real Intelligence.
For me, it is surrendering it over to the Divine. I can learn to let go of whatever it may be that has frightened me up to now. That\’s right. The winds of this world can blow hot or cold, gentle or in gales, and it won\’t matter as I have found myself.
So let\’s continue to learn. There is only one possible explanation for how who you really are could ever get confused or pained by what happens to you. Simply stated, you are suffering from a case of \’mistaken identity\’. This identity crisis is born out of believing that who you are; your true self is somehow tied to the events in your life. This kind of thinking tends to make you afraid of almost any change in life. By thinking that your life is determined by events, you grow afraid of losing control of yourself if you can no longer control the events.
Looking for yourself outside of yourself whether through career, hobbies, or in the faces of people, family or strangers, is like trying to find your reflection in a tumbling mountain brook. You might see yourself in a flash, only to disappear, and then you must look again… and again… and again. Living from this unfortunate kind
of mistaken identity leaves you endlessly on edge and hopelessly searching for yourself; a search that never ends because, just as the mountain brook dances ever onward, so is constant change the true nature of life.
Here\’s an idea – events may happen to you, but you are not the event. Just as clouds are not the sky, you are not what moves through you. You are not who you think you are. Dare to let go of who you think you are and you will discover what life would be like if you had wings. This lower, false nature has lived unchallenged for a long, long time. Today, right now, is the beginning of the end of it and the true beginning of who you really are.
Now you can soar!
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