Inner Self – Vartan Gasarian – ArtFinder.com
I think the quest to be your authentic self is supported by recognizing how you first shut down your authentic self-expression.
I know this understanding helped me immensely.
This understanding of how the authentic self gets shut down should be essential information in learning what it means to be a human being on this planet. However, most of us never get this information and so we lose a key to finding the way out of suffering.
To learn how to be your authentic Self I invite you to listen to why you had to abandon the authentic you in the first place. This happens to every one of us to some degree. Many of us then live what we call The Orphan Archetype.
This was the case in my own life.
I discovered this dynamic in myself many years ago. I hated the idea of being an Orphan Archetype. Now at 70 years of age, I recognize this dynamic as the way back to innocence that is the authentic Self.
You abandon your authentic self for an image of yourself that allows you to survive what you felt would overwhelm you. While such a strategy works in the short term, it is no recipe for living a life filled with purpose, passion, and prosperity.
Listen to Dr. Gabor Mate share his wisdom about how you learned to shut down your authentic self and why it was essential for you to do so.