There is a wonderful quote by Eckhart Tolle that discusses the importance of not defining yourself. I find it very powerful and was called to it today to share with you all. “Give up defining yourself - to yourself or to others. You won't die. You will come to life. And don't be concerned with how others define you. When they define you, they are limiting themselves, so it's their problem. Whenever you interact with people, don't be there primarily as a function or a role, but as the field of conscious Presence. You can only lose something that you have, but you cannot lose something that you are.” — Eckhart Tolle
What a beautifully freeing way to present yourself to the world. Imagine not being boxed in by definitions created by others or yourself. Imagine the freedom to be whomever and whatever you are in this very moment. And then imagine the freedom that you can shift and change from that moment’s perspective to the very next without need of worry about how it will be perceived or understood. This can be your reality!
Our possibilities in life are limitless and our beauty has a presence that has no boundaries, except when we create them or allow others to. Being fully present and authentic to yourself means being the full expansion of who you are, now. And then again, now. We are ever evolving and growing, sometimes constricting or sometimes in a place of pause, but we are ongoing in our personal design in life. There is a permission given to us by our souls to live in this place of power. That is exactly what it is, you know? A place of self power, because it is not dictated by expectations or presumptions. It is raw and unbridled. It is free and flowing. It is all and nothing at once.
We lose some of this power when we become boxed in and restrained. If we are performing to meet someone’s expectations or to keep ourselves comfortably stagnant, we are bleeding from our soul the essence of our potential. It takes an understanding of the fact that we are meant to be vibrant and present, filled with light and love, open to growth and at peace with stillness and everything in between. Even in our time of pain or loss, we are exactly as we are meant to be. We are not failing or faltering from what has been designed for us. So if we can accept this, we then open ourselves up to the gifts and lessons of that moment as well.
Blessings ~ Lisa ©COPYRIGHT 2013 Lisa Meade