What parts of yourself are you hiding out of fear of not being accepted? What personal values are you sacrificing out of fear of what others will think? The human condition is an interesting predicament where most of our stresses are entirely self-derived due to fear of the “other”, be that our parents, partners, family, friends, co-workers, and strangers. The stories we tell ourselves, the assumptions we make, the illusions we abide by all keep us enslaved and in states of mental tension and turmoil. It is no surprise that anxiety and depression are the greatest modern threats to our wellbeing.
Imagine what it would be like to live in a fully authentic and liberated way. This doesn’t mean that you do as you please without consideration for others and the greater good. It means that you fully expose all parts of yourself and learn to deal with the consequences, so that you can grow in emotional maturity and spiritual integrity, and unite the fragmented parts of yourself to experience yourself as whole.