Is knowledge controlling you or are you controlling knowledge?………Be mindful of your attachments, beliefs, and judgements, because they are creating your reality. Your thoughts, your rules, your judgements are making the choices that will tell the story of your life. So it’s important to examine your beliefs and opinions to determine if they are still serving you. Being aware of these beliefs we can see how the opinions and judgements of others also influence our identity…..and how our identity then becomes intimately connected to those beliefs. Ultimately our beliefs create our emotional responses and influence all of our decisions.
If the level of attachment is too intense then it can distort our perception of reality and we will find ourselves readjusting our perceptions so that they align to our beliefs and knowledge. This kind of attachment to beliefs is usually rooted in the past….it represents a perceived safety zone and so it becomes a prison that keeps you from growing, learning, and moving forward with freedom and free will. Freedom is the ability to enjoy and be exactly who you are without suppressing yourself in the form of judgment. When we can’t grasp this, it’s because we are too busy judging everything for not being as we believe it should be. So we must accept who we are in this moment….then we can change because we want to grow and evolve with life and be in harmony with our authentic selves. With this step we can take our power back.
Don Miguel Ruiz Jr. said “It is easier for us to attribute a power to something outside of ourselves than it is for us to see that we are the power that gives things in our world life. We are the ones responsible for ourselves and our reality. We are the creators of our own dream. This is why our self-judgement is so strong and alive with a force that can hold us back and rooted to the past – we gave our narrators the power. Everything we hold so dear is alive within us because of the energy we give it through our attachments.”