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If You Want To Be Free, Be Free August 6, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, Music & Dance, People, Spirit & Ego.

Donald-Duck-BaseballThe masks we wear belong to our glorious Ego.

Ego wants to protect “us” from scorn and ridicule and have others admire and praise our accomplishments, no matter how modest.

As a result of its inherent insecurity, Ego is easily influenced by the opinions of others.

It wants attention and recognition.  It wants to be admired.  It wants to be in control.  It wants to be right.  If we use the Ego (and its fear of ridicule) as a reference point, its desires cause us to become self-conscious.

In addition, Ego’s desire for approval, power, control, and certainty may cause thoughts to spiral out of control, destroying our happiness and peace of mind.

Spirit waits patiently in the wings to restore our peace of mind, encouraging us to go with the flow.

Spirit’s willingness to accept the “what is” allows us to remain calm and serene in the midst of conflict and strife.

When we become less concerned with what others think about us, and focus more on what we want out of life, we begin to discard our masks, or don them less frequently.

Mickey-DiverIf we feel like singing, we sing.

If we feel like dancing, we dance.

We allow others to see our essence, our core, and our Spirit.

We begin to let our true light shine!

If you want to sing out, sing out. If you want to be free, be free. There’s a million ways to be . . . you know that there are. ~ Cat Stevens

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