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Your Past Is The Key To Your Clarity

How many times a day do we need to make some kind of decision? Most of them are easy but there are those we struggle with no matter the direction we are trying to move forward, there is always something that questions our ability or integrity.

How many times have you ever felt lost or directionless in life? You probably know how hard it can be to make progress on anything. When you have clarity around your goals and priorities, it's easier to move towards what you want out of life.

If you are not connected intuitively, you cannot have clarity in your life. You don't know what your purpose is and you don't seem to be able to find it.

There are two things that stand in the way. One of them is complexity. In the modern world, our lives have never been more complex in the history of mankind. It is mayhem out there. We have become masters at complicating our lives, and then we spend time justifying "why". We procrastinate when we don't do the things we should at the times we know we should do them. We get overwhelmed which often leads to projects never being completed because we feel like we will never catch up. Shit just keeps piling up, certain tasks are constantly at the top of our to-do list, emails and text messages go unanswered, and people want our attention.

The other reason why we fail at clarity is because of our attachments.

There is a story about two monks who were standing by the stream, and then they see a woman who is trying to cross the stream. The older monk picks up that woman and carries her across. The younger monk got really pissed and as they got back to the monastery he asked the older monk:

"Hey, what were you thinking? We are not allowed to touch women?"

The older monk responds:

"I left her down there by the stream hours ago, and you are still holding on to her."

And this is exactly what we do? We don't hold on to attachments only, we hold on to our shit. And you know why? We don't want to let go of our shit because it's comfortable there. It gives us reasons not to stretch ourselves and not to grow and stay inside the box. Those attachments suppress our intuition and push you up into your head. We actually even are pretty good at basically swimming through and almost drowning in our shit because that is easier than learning from our own story. Each and every one of us has an amazing story, full of experiences and lessons. So, if you can, find someone who supports you and helps you listen to your own story. Everything you do and everything you are today has been created by your past. That past is the key to your future.

I know a lot of people get irritated when I talk about the past because they are done with it. They have "moved on" so to speak and some say the past needs to stay in the past because it is past for a reason. Yes, you're right! It is your choice. But I tell you, there is magic in the past, and there is shit too. The reason you don't want to go back there is because you are scared. However, if you don't do that, I would point-blank call you selfish. You don't even realize that you are passing your own unresolved fears to the next generations. And if you decide to bring another human being to this world it is your moral obligation to reach back to your past, question it, and learned those lessons that life was trying to teach you.

#clarity #attachments #complexity #lernfromthepast

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