Most of us believe that our bodies are simply vessels that contain a spiritual being – a soul.
A soul, in certain spiritual, philosophical, and psychological traditions, is the incorporeal essence of a person or living thing. Many philosophical and spiritual systems teach that humans are souls; some attribute souls to all living things and even to inanimate objects (such as rivers); this belief is commonly called animism. The soul is often believed to exit the body and live on after a person’s death, and some religions posit that God creates souls. The soul has often been deemed integral or essential to consciousness and personality, and soul sometimes functions as a synonym for spirit, mind or self, although the soul is said to function in a distinct enough way from both the spirit and the psyche that the terms should not be treated interchangeably. – Wikipedia
(Some representations of what people think souls look like.)
We all have busy lives filled with work, family, friends, chores, commutes, communities and responsibilities. These are flung at us in rapid succession, unplanned, uncalled and mostly beyond our control.
So how do we maintain a semblance of sanity? How do we retain a bit of control over our destiny? How do we get ahead of the flood?
Most people you will ever encounter will tell you to calm down – take a breather and reflect, prioritize, decide, execute and live with the consequences.
When do we show what?
We are often told that the eyes are the windows to our soul. However, we (entire body) are a projection in total of what is occurring in our soul.
Here we find ourselves in an environment where we are “safe” to simply be ourselves. Some of us are lucky enough to have a home where this is acceptable, a friend’s place or simply in your car while driving.
Irrespective of where this place is (even if it is inside your head), this is where honesty with yourself is the most important thing. If you are crying, go ape – cry like an ugly drunk. If you are happy – YAHOOOOOOO!!!!! But allow yourself to experience the full emotion; don’t sell yourself short – experience it in full colour, to the maximum.
When it has passed, access the memory of that feeling and save it deep inside. There will be a time where you will need to savour it or recall it.
If you are attending a job interview, you cannot show up looking like your world is collapsing (even if it is).
Unfortunately there are times that you have to “fake it before you make it”.
You have to look the part, smile genuinely and respond with warmth and integrity during this critical moment.
So how does one do this? By accessing the “stored” soul memories collected while in a free state.
Is it ethically correct?
Simple answer – Yes. It is still you at the interview; you just decided to present a specific exposure of yourself at this given moment. It is not a misrepresentation.
More often than any of the other two we will find ourselves here. This is where we allow ourselves some truth, but cannot afford to let it “hang out”. We are required to respect our boss’s view, acknowledge colleagues and engage with clients.
We cannot run with “the mask” on all the time. If we do, we can lose ourselves. To lose a good friend is terrible, heart-breaking and sometimes shattering; it should be worse when you lose yourself.
Attaining some happy medium is the only way – we are humans not machines. We get excited (good and bad), we laugh, we cry, we get disappointed and we experience life every single day of our lives.
We only have a few thousand days – Can’t afford to spend them on “auto pilot”.
Be aware of what you expose your soul to and keep a watchful eye on what you share. Most of all allow yourself to live and experience the life you have been given.
I give you permission to LIVE!!!
Have a happy day
- A Spiritual Renaissance (epages.wordpress.com)
- IF YOU PUT YOUR EAR TO MY SOUL, IT WOULD SAY THIS… [Blog] (themoecashchronicles.com)