Is your personality a prison? Do your likes and dislikes, wants and fears, opinions and attitudes interfere with your life?
I’ve never been a morning person; I would rather stay up late and sleep late. In my life there have been countless examples of that aspect of my personality keeping me from experiences I would have loved. During the summer in which I “woke up,” experienced a new level of being present, I suddenly realized that I could be a morning person if I wanted to. The only thing keeping me from engaging in countless early morning activities was the fear of the voice in my head that would be furious to be thinking at 7:00am, and would ceaselessly continue its complaints until I was back in bed. Since I had stopped taking that voice so seriously, I realized that I could be a morning person if I so chose to be. I joined a choir that met at 8:30am on Sundays. This might sound ridiculous to all those who wake up at 3am to get to work at 5am everyday, but for me 8:30am on a weekend was never even an option.
Are you not a morning person? Do you dislike waiting? Can you not stand loud restaurants? What are the parts of your personality that are keeping you from experiencing the fullness of life and your true authentic power? In his book, The Seat Of The Soul, Gary Zukav defines authentic power as, “when the personality comes fully to serve the energy of the soul.” In this video Gary and Oprah discuss where your authentic power comes from and how it can change your reality: