“The truth will set you free (but first it will piss you off or make you miserable).”
–Personal Revolutions: ASCIR
We’re all walking around trying to live our lives with a REALITY DISTORTION device in our heads.
More than just distorting our reality, this device wraps itself around our SOULS like a parasitic vine and makes us think that we ARE whatever it shows us.
It’s kinda screwed up.
For many of us, we decided to start using this device and buying into what it shows us because we’ve become convinced that the thing we want the most is the thing we most need to avoid.
What is this magical ‘thing’ that we all crave?
It’s called the TRUTH and it’s with you any time you’re ready to quit the act and get REAL.
The problem is that most people have ‘stuff’ from the past that has sent them into HIDING.
When we feel the need to HIDE – because of our shame, guilt, and/or trauma or because of the BLIND TRINITY of fear, pride, and UNCHECKED desire – then we start to think that the COMFORT ZONE we’ve built to keep hiding within and DISTORTING reality from behind is the limits of ourselves and the world.
We’re not to ‘blame’ for finding ourselves in this state – more often than not, we keep ourselves imprisoned within that comfort zone because we have forgotten how to TRUST and BELIEVE in ourselves because something happened somewhere along the line that made us FORGET the truth about ourselves.
The problem is that everything we really want comes from breaking free of the cage and learning to STRETCH ourselves.
Only if we stretch can we allow the TRUTH back in and start growing REAL again.
Of course, when you’re stuck in your own prison like this the ‘guard’ that keeps you there is the one you CREATED for yourself: the EGO.
To stop any new TRUTH coming into your life it will help you LIE to yourself to keep your illusions in place:
“I don’t like it…so it can’t be true”
“It’s not ‘nice’…so it can’t be true”
“It hurts…so it can’t be true”
The TRUTH can never hurt you, though, because it’s everything you ever wanted and really are.
The thing that HURTS is holding onto illusions that the light of reality is showing you to be DISTORTIONS.
Ride it out.
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