Fear. It motivates people all of the time. Fear motivates them to work at jobs that bring them little joy. It motivates them to be in relationships in which they compromise their freedom, because the alternative is to be alone. They compromise their joy and freedom daily for a modicum of security. Fear motivates people to seek medical attention, get the next surgery, because they fear the body can’t rebalance itself. Some say people die of fear, not diseases.
If you have spent some time here at soulsoothinsounds you’ll notice I bring up the patriarchy a lot. And it’s primarily to remind us that it hasn’t gone anywhere. That it’s still here, and it’s trying to maintain control on the planet. It senses that there’s a new gal in town, and that it may be gasping its last breath.
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.