Some people choose to move through life burying their head in the sand and some choose to be brave and face the truth.
How do you stop seeing things the way you want to see them, as opposed to the truth that might be right in front of you?
We choose to bury our heads in the sand and not see the truth. A common example is getting stuck in unhealthy relationships. This has happened to me. I remember convincing myself that it was healthy but deep down I knew it was not. I knew the struggle was my ego battling my spirit. I chose to ignore the struggle within. I chose to be blind and bury my head in the sand. All because I was afraid of a painful outcome. One that was not to my ego’s liking. I was denying myself the truth. I didn’t listen to others who so graciously pointed it out. I didn’t listen to that obvious discomfort that was always there in the pit of my stomach and in my heart.
Despite my refusal to listen to the voice of others and my own, there was always a consistent strong, brave and powerful inner voice telling me to break free, to let it go. Even when I chose to ignore it, my spirit never gave up on me. It would courageously battle my ego and break it down so I could see the truth. It hurt. There was pain, but the battle was won. The veil was finally lifted. My unruly mind surrendered to my spirit. I saw and honoured myself.
If you are like me, you have heard that little voice and ignored it too. Deep down you knew that voice was showing you the truth. You felt uneasy and chose to ignore it. You had the fleeting recognition that it wasn't right for you. That fear of losing something welled up. You couldn’t see the joy of something better. You forgot to show compassion to yourself (because you thought it’s only meant for others). You forgot to honour yourself, because you lost yourself. After a lot of pain, you may have chosen to continue to be trapped in the web that had been spun, or finally chosen to listen to that voice and break free of it, break free from the delusion. Breaking free hurt. There was pain, but the pain decreased as you continued to be soothed by the vision of truth.
When I broke and shattered that glass of delusion, I noticed how quickly I could consistently recognize it when it decided to pay me a visit. I made sure to embed the victory into my conscious and subconscious mind. I promised myself to never get stuck in its web again by practicing awareness. These are the three things I intentionally practice:
I am grateful to my 25 years of meditation practice for effortlessly creating a direct communication with my spirit. It raised my awareness and helped me to gain honesty with myself, breaking me out of delusion.
Consider developing a consistent practice that helps you build your awareness to be honest with yourself. If you are searching for a practice and want some help, contact me and we can explore what practice may be right for you. I want to see you succeed in your own spiritual journey. That’s what gives me meaning in my life; serving you.
“Some people walk through a hallway with covered mirrors– the hallway is lined with mirrors but there are blankets covering each of them. They go through life believing in an image of themselves that isn't real, and an image of themselves standing in the world and relative to the world, that isn't real. If you happen to be in that hallway and pull the blankets off the mirrors, they're going to think that you're hurting them; but they're actually just seeing their reflection for the first time. Sometimes the most horrendous thing a person can see, is all the hidden things inside them, the things they've covered, the things they choose not look at. And you're not hurting them, you're setting them free.” ― C. JoyBell C.
Honouring and Serving,
Simran K. Rattan MD