The value of truly knowing who you are is priceless because it allows the mind to settle instead of needing some story pretending to be this loving, spiritual, head in the clouds person.
One of the greatest gifts I’ve been given is to be aware of my own presence, what I mean by this is to be aware of who I am and not try to be something I am not. Early on after my book came out, I was promoting it and thinking of ways to gets its message to people. Just by the fact that I wrote a book, I knew I had a valuable message to share about how my view of life changed. Shortly afterwards I started writing and posting my articles on social media sites, mostly Facebook, but some other sites as well. I was contacted by a site “Inspire Me Today” to write articles for them, I thought this was a great way to get my book and its message some exposure. After about six articles the head of the site said people were complaining my articles were like teachings and asked if I could make them more inspirational. I did think about it for a minute, but decided I will never compromise the message that was revealed to me for anything and I will never try to be anything that I’m not, I told her I could not change my style. I did not write another article for them.
It was an important stance for me then and it’s just as important now. The value of knowing who you are is priceless because it allows the mind to settle instead of needing some story. I don’t pretend to be this loving, spiritual, head in the clouds person. If there was such a thing as a spiritual labors union, I would be the head of it; I often say I walk a blue collared spiritual path. I understand many things, but my feet are always planted in the present moment so if it’s not happening now, it doesn’t really matter all that much to me. I’ve learned early on not to live between my ears and try to be something that I’m not. What this has allowed me to do is to not have one iota of conflicting energy within myself and in the process just be at peace with who I am. Not everyone agrees with my style of writing or what I write, but at the end of the day, it is me alone who I am with and I’m grateful I’m aware of my own presence.