What if I told you the way we see things is through a very distorted lens that is specific to only us? What we consider reality and fact is actually just our perception that has been shaped by our past events and experiences.
The minute we realize things may not always be the way we see them, we enter a state of what is known as Awareness. This Awareness is essential to living a life that is free from emotional reactivity to things that occur outside of ourselves.
This lens we filter life through is known as our Ego. It is the part of us that is constantly seeking, searching, and trying to identify itself. It is the part of us that makes us believe we are not already perfect, whole, and complete.
The good news is, Awareness and Ego cannot exist at the same time. The minute we enter this state of Awareness, the Ego ceases its incessant chatter and we begin to move with the flow of life rather than allowing our Ego to make us feel like it’s a battle that must be won.
As we move into May, I encourage you to try and seperate the Ego from Awareness. Notice the space and inner peace that is created when we acknowledge that the incessant chatter clinging to attachments in our head actually isn't who we truly are at all.
International Yoga Trainer,