If you’re far enough along in your awakening you have discovered that wanting love, acceptance and acknowledgement from others has more to do with insecurity than anything else. You realize more and more that this awakening is about self-love and self-acceptance. And it is more and more a solitary road.
Early this morning driving to Starbucks the sun was positioned on the horizon just low enough and just bright enough to create a distracting glare. Which was exacerbated by the greasy residue on my neglected windshield. I worried I couldn’t see well enough to drive. But suddenly I heard a woman’s voice, in a thick Southern accent, saying, “I got your back!”
As far along as many of us are in this embodied enlightenment process, we notice there are still parts of us, aspects that do not feel worthy. It’s the mental part that keeps trying to make things happen by pushing, and applying force. The part that keeps trying to prove or earn worthiness.
We have all heard ad nauseum the expressions for being strong, like man-up. Take it like a man. Don’t be a girl. (I’m sparing you the really offensive words here.) They have been used by all genders. And most people laugh and shrug it off. But if this perspective continues, things will not look good for humanity. They aren’t looking great right now. So what will save mankind? Certainly not becoming bigger, stronger, more powerful, more stoic, or more intelligent. Certainly not being even more mentally focused.