Our True Self, Untouched by Life
“I am convinced that there is another realm to experience when we are ready to go beyond this life to which we have become accustomed. This other realm defies our laws of science and logic. It is a place within each of us that is free of ordinary boundaries, rules and limitations.” Wayne Dyer
In my first two articles I described the perspective of the true self—the deepest part of who we already are--which is a perspective we can always choose—always! Now I want to describe the powerfully simple way to make that choice.
The true self simply can't be, and never has been affected by past trauma, challenges in our childhood, emotional upsets in our lives, or even by our own doubts and fears. This place is completely immune to our limited, psychologically oriented view of ourselves, and immune to any hurt we have experienced in our lives. Please trust me on this, no matter what your mind may be telling you!!
So rather than trying to fix our personality by looking for answers to our emotional issues outside of ourselves, we can simply access that part of ourselves where freedom from limitations already exists. From that vantage point, we will actually see a completely different world, and experience ourselves in a radically new light. It is also the place where the deepest expression of love, caring, and truth can be accessed.
Getting Out of the Box
So here’s how to access that part of yourself:
Imagine that after being stuck in the box, which I described in my second article, and almost giving up believing that you would ever get out, you found that you were able to cut a hole in the side of the box and climb out. You are now free, and your mind is free. You may sense a feeling of relief, liberation, or joy. It may be like other moments in your life, which I described in my first article,when you felt this sense of freedom and possibility.
When I want to get out of the box, I recall how life looks to me when I am experiencing and knowing from this perspective. The musings of my ego become completely irrelevant. Instead, I focus my attention on this sense of being emotionally and spiritually free--unwilling to give it up for anything—while paying attention to whatever is happening. Then, this deep and profound freedom becomes the context through which I see the world.
As you look around from out of the box, what do you see?
How do you feel?
What is your sense of being alive?
Is there anything missing from who you are?
How does your life look to you now?
What will you do to create the life you want?
What can you do each day?