We are born to be human, in a world that commoditises everything, including humans. To the 21st century, we are born to serve its cultural agenda; to acquire an occupation that is recognisable within the threshold of the accepted norm. Let’s highlight a little ‘screaming anecdote’, one of countless, highlighted in this little Fulcrum exploration.
The other day I found myself watching a video clip of a 5-year-old musical prodigy playing Mozart piano pieces to an audience. To the audience, it seems to have been an exciting spectacle, including his outfit and by now, fully programmed mannerisms, acting just like, well, a modern-day replica of a little Mozart. It’s in the etherial realms, to be picked up on by those who may be so inclined.
To me, however, it was a depressing spectacle, of a clearly exceptional talent being trained into zero originality by the return confirmation of mass persuasion. Imagine a child performing time and again in front of an audience that feeds him/her with intoxicating energies of fixing confirmation, to the point of disconnection from the purity of the essence that nudges the child into worlds of music discovery. Humans are born to explore, pioneer, create, and discover. There is nothing fundamentally wrong with becoming a genius copycat, but how about liberating it into the realms of the discovery of the unwritten music of tomorrow, rather than replays of the sounds of yesterday?
So many of us end up getting lost in roles that may draw ample confirmation and success in a cultural context, to the point of losing touch with the natural self. So, one proceeds with a conviction that ‘this all there is for me in this life’, and unless one is fortunate enough to come across something that re-connects them to their natural selves and what this is energetically joined to, they may live a life that is both full and empty at the same time, without even realising this very fact.
So, what does it mean be close to one’s natural self? What does this feel like? What does it taste like? What is the nature of its process and outplay?
How does a person set themselves free, to experience the inner realms of the incredible range of possibilities that live in each and every one of us? Here are some questions that may help in this pursuit:
- What does it mean for me to be a sensitive human?
- What does it mean for me to be a free human?
- What qualities (such as care, alacrity, compassion, curiosity) are a natural part of my developing soul life?
- How to go about developing my natural detection and observation capacity?
- What do I love doing?
- What makes me feel good?
- What brings me well-being?
- What makes me happy?
- What role would I like to play in the great theatre of living?
- What am I naturally drawn to?
- If I was offered a well-paid opportunity to be doing what I love to do, just that, nothing else, what would that be?
- Who and what do I love being with?
- What excites and inspires me?
- What do I want – really, really want?
…left open ended…
This is just scraping the surface of a vast, wondrous, mysterious, and magical domain, minimally explored in the world we live in. But as many of us feel, change is in the air, with an invitation for each person alive to set themselves free, with no middleman between them and this fresh window of opportunity.
With best wishes,
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