Companions on my journey

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On my journey of self discovery I have had many travelling companions. First were ignorance and fear that held me back and convinced me it was impossible. They would have me believe there was nothing to be discovered beyond what I already knew, and the unknown was a dark and desolate place filled with dangers ready to snare the unsuspecting traveller.

Submitted: May 29, 2016

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Companions on my journey

On my journey of self discovery I have had many travelling companions. First were ignorance and fear that held me back and convinced me it was impossible. They would have me believe there was nothing to be discovered beyond what I already knew, and the unknown was a dark and desolate place filled with dangers ready to snare the unsuspecting traveller.

With time I was eventually able to leave both ignorance and fear behind. In the emptiness thoughts became my constant companions. The pleasure of their company was soon lost as I realised how unreliable they were. Like wayward children they were constantly distracted and forever getting lost as they chased after anything that attracted their attention.

In their confusion my thoughts stumbled across a belief. Like a dutiful parent belief instilled discipline and the thoughts became compliant but in doing so lost their free roaming spirit. Slowly belief took control of my development but progress came at a price. If empowered by my willingness to accept its authority belief became rigid and unyielding and my journey of self discovery somehow became a pilgrimage to seek forgiveness for past mistakes.

Belief demands obedience and allows no way but its own. It lays out before us a route that it alone defines as the one true path. In doing so its strength becomes its greatest weakness. The cracks that develop through a belief outgrown allows the light to enter, and with it comes the dawning of a new awareness.

There is no definitive way to self awareness and when we find the courage to break new ground and old beliefs in the process we ease the journey of those who will follow. No matter which path we choose on our journey of self discovery, sooner or later we will come across the companions of knowledge and understanding. Together they hold the key to our release from ignorance and fear that seeks to dis-empower us. They have the power to still the troubled and tormented mind, and free us from prisons created by our own debilitating beliefs.

To reach a place of self knowledge and acceptance is a true expression of healing. Knowledge and understanding contain the power within them to help us realise our true potential for without it healing of the mind, body and spirit is impossible.

 

 


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