True you VS Fake you…
Who are you? No who are you really? Outside of your gender, race, age, religious and family history. Once you strip all of the predisposed expectations placed on you by society, who stands before you? Are you allowing others expectations to shape who you are, how you feel, who you love, what you do? Being at the mercy of social pressures and expectations is this root cause of at least some peoples unhappiness and discontent in situations where otherwise it appears that they should be happy.
There is truly too many reasons that people may be unhappy to even begin to tackle, yet the root cause usually goes back to things having to do with social status, age, material possessions, matters of love, which in and of itself is a monstrous topic due to so many factors. All of these external influences and expectations make up our ego’s. Yes.. how we see ourselves in relation to our surroundings and exterior world. Once again exterior expectations and conditions shape much of how we see ourselves. The Knowledge begins with understanding that, but the Power is in knowing what to do next.
Only questions no answers
I have no actual answers, but I feel a possible solution to at least beginning the discovery of who you are inside is to go within and meditate. It sounds easy, but it’s not so simple. The ability to quiet the mind is not an easy task to do. We have between 50 and 70 thousand thoughts per day. This means between 35 and 48 thoughts per minute. So quiet your mind… The thought is (easy)… Yet not necessarily simple.
Why Meditation as a possible solution?
Meditation creates Self-Awareness and improves concentration. Some have reported to have found that they are less distracted as a positive result of practicing meditation. At the brain level meditation has been linked to many thing that increase mental focus and memory. Meditation increases the brains energy levels and greater concentration is linked to that fact. Some have reported that it increased their self awareness by helping them to recognize key things about themselves that they either were able to connect or disconnect from as needed through mindful meditation practices. Some feel it is a very efficient way of knowing who you are and connecting with your true self.
Meditation has not only been noted to assist with concentration and self awareness, but it has been noted to be helpful in the following areas:
- Meditation reduces stress
- It encourages a healthy lifestyle
- Increases happiness
- Slows aging
- Benefits cardiovascular and Immune Health
For more information on meditations see the source info below…