Modern life as it is today often keeps us unbalanced because it has led us to ignore the reflective and feeling parts of ourselves. To be happy and feel good we need to attend to our body, mind, emotions, and spiritual connection. To the subtler parts of our existence.
Humanity’s history has been based on false realities. Of separate motivations grounded in fear, greed, competition – on me-against-you.
Fighting for our survival became paramount in our existence. We were reactive, rather than responsive.
Although today most of us do not have to fight for our physical survival, we have translated this survival mode to one of business – of getting ahead.
And we have maintained the competitiveness and reactive states of that survival mode.
Rather than responding calmly and only addressing what is currently happening, many of us react to others and situations aggressively – often bringing in past issues or unaddressed emotions from our past.
Our business, competitiveness, focus on getting ahead, and our reactive states have left no room to connect to our subtler and reflective natures.
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With the reflective and feeling parts of ourselves disregarded, we lead unbalanced lives. We have become disconnected from the subtleties of our True Self.
This can cause us to be discompassionate. Selfish. Unable to see how our attitudes and behaviors affect those around us.
An unbalanced life will derail us from what will ultimately make us happy. It undermines us. And we are usually in denial that we are behaving in ways that hurt us or those around us.
The classic example are workaholics, who spend all their time focusing on success, money, and/or power and leave no time for relaxation, family life, or spiritual growth.
Workaholics are usually unaware or in denial of the consequence of their single-mindedness on themselves and the effects of their pursuits on others.
Or, they may have their eyes wide open and simply not care about anything or anybody else at this point in their lives, which is of course their own choice. They just may have to face the consequences – at one time or another.
It is the unconscious driving forces from Humanity’s and our personal past histories that creates a distorted picture of reality causing us to allow for imbalances in our lives.
We are now starting to understand that we do not have to be greedy or in competition with others. That there is enough love, success, and material goods to go around – for us and everyone. That the Universe operates under the principle of abundance.
However, to be open to the universal gifts offered we have to maintain a connection to universal flow. This connection is weakened when we are unbalanced. And when we live unbalanced lives the important things that ultimately fulfill us suffer.
This is usually related to health, family life, career, or our happiness and ability to connect to the subtleties in life. To feel joy. To feel peaceful.
We need to ask ourselves whether or not our life choices and decisions will bring us peace of mind, contentment, and ultimately make us happy.
Most of us have at least – at one time or another gotten caught up in the business of life and feeling the necessity of being in competition with others.
In his transformative healing sessions, Gerry Clow reminds us that as a society we have tipped the scales way off center as we have replaced the subtler aspects of life with the harsher ones:
“Most of our lives we are reactive, rather than reflective. We spend our time searching, not sourcing; looking, not listening; finding, but not feeling. We involve ourselves in life, forgetting often how to evolve ourselves in life, not realizing it’s essential – and healthy – to be on both pathways at the same time.” (1)
We inherited these attitudes. But we now know how destructive they are to our personal happiness and spiritual growth.
© Rosemary McCarthy, updated April 2019.
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