Finding ourselves

14 Apr 2016

If I had one piece of advice to give anyone it would be to find yourself, because when you do, not only will your whole outlook on life change, but so will how you see yourself.

I’m not sure how many of us even get that close to knowing. The simple life, the life that allows us to think about things doesn’t seem to exist in this fast paced world we live in. We tend to forget what matters, what’s important, who is important.

I believe we must learn to find happiness in the simplest of things, in our thoughts and in ourselves. Happiness depends on whom we’re asking, a simple analogy without a straightforward answer. If we were to put our hand on heart, we’d stumble to find the perfect answer.

We think we’re happy, but unless we’ve dealt with our issues, baggage and everything else that could potentially make us unhappy, we can never be happy in the true sense. As we go about our daily lives we look to find happiness in our careers and with our families, but unless all the other things have been dealt with, nothing will bridge that gap. Only we can.

The best way for anyone to find happiness is to look from the inside out, but we must find silence first. It’s not so much finding silence, as it is to paying attention to what is already there, through shifting our attention to the part of us that is constantly aware, the little voice inside of us that speaks, if we surely listen.

The inner voice that is attached to an eternal presence is constantly with us, as long as we listen. How else will we discover who we are if we don’t take the time to stop and listen? When we learn to anchor ourselves, channel our thoughts, we move with the rhythm and become aware of that inner stillness.

Only then will we consciously connect with an eternal presence that continues to support and sustain us in our conscious thinking.

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  1. Tim 14. Apr, 2016 at 6:33 pm #

    I often wonder why most of us exchange simplicity for meaningless things, even though our minds and bodies are ravaged by those choices.

    And, the truth be told, we are assured to die in a humiliating way if we fail to see what really matters, who really matters and what’s truly important.

    Your blog offers an antidote and attacks a disease that everyone of us is suffering from today.

    • Ilana 14. Apr, 2016 at 7:38 pm #

      Awww thanks Tim. Yes I couldn’t agree more. I’m not sure of the real reason myself, but it stands to reason that disillusionment, jealousy, money and culture. Material possessions; the things we hold too much importance to, tend to come before people.

      Then we have stress and self-esteem and confidence issues that interfere with the way we see and deal with others. The irony is that we are the antidote, but I’m not sure how many of us get that.

      We tend to look outside first, then us second.

  2. Brad 14. Apr, 2016 at 7:34 pm #

    Finding happiness eludes most of us and we shuffle off from this life without the benefit of finding the peace that happiness brings.

    What really matters is who we are and how we relate to those we come into contact with along our journey. Listening to ourselves must be the first step on that journey.

    • Ilana 14. Apr, 2016 at 7:43 pm #

      Thanks. What you describe is something I have seen first hand. You’re absolutely right and yes I agree.

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