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Waking Up from Conditioning

Good karma, something we all want to have. But how much of the collective unconscious is guiding our actions?

How often do you get hurt or mad or offended by something someone says or does? And then how do you react? How much joy do you feel in your life every day … like true joy? And when you can’t find joy, no matter how hard you try, how do you react? Or how many things aggravate you for no real reason? How many active choices do you make each day vs. a ‘going through the motions?’ How much conditioning … how many reactions are present most of the time?

These are questions I ask myself most days, questions I’ve asked for a very long time. Conditioning runs us and it’s hard to break free. Yet we can only BE free when we BREAK free. How? Lots of practices help. Yoga, meditation, nature, embodiment, chanting, neurofeedback … ‘paths are many; truth is one.’ Awareness always seems to be the first step, and it’s a practice too.

I’ve been ‘waking up’ for a long time, and what I didn’t recognize before that I now fully embrace … it’s not about transcending my humanness, it’s about embracing it. Fully human. Deeply flawed. Observing. Adjusting. Trying harder. Allowing. Asking for forgiveness and forgiving others. We are all doing the best we know how, and that has to be enough.

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