We are not our characters. When we peel back the layers on our characters that is the person we are, our core.
What happens to us in life through the layers of unconscious patterns that build up, is not who we are. We see the world as we are. We see the world through the unconscious patterns we build up over time.
As we journey through life, we will consciously include our beliefs, our ideas, opinions and fears, some of which make us happy, some will make us sad. Ideas that allow us to grow, ideas which can also hold us back.
So, what is the core and why is it so important?
The core is part of something that is central to its character or existence. It’s the key, the primary part of what makes us, us. Unfortunately, as we journey through life we continue to build up the layers until we no longer recognise ourselves.
The core takes us back to when we were a kid. The part of us that started life without our inhibitions; the part that loved everyone and everything; the part of us that chose not to take sides; the part of us that left our opinions at the front door and chose to make a difference in people’s lives without needing to asking questions first, because we just knew it was right.
With an open mind and no attachment to things, we can come back to the core of who we are. When we take our ego out of the equation, we won’t jump to the wrong conclusions. We come to believe fewer stories because we have no real need for them.
Finally, I believe if we work off our intuition, we will separate fact from fiction and that enables us to concentrate only on the facts.