In order to change the course of your life, it’s important to take the time to understand what is determined to be “right” for you versus what society has programmed us to believe is right. Society claims that we need something external to change who we are, but you don’t need to look any further than inside yourself. Turn your focus inward rather than outward.
For example, here are some of the great diversions to distract you from your own truth: money, yachts, status, finding the right job or career, finding the right relationship, choosing friends based on social circles, financial freedom, diet trends, multi-tasking, quitting your job on a whim, taking a year off to travel, extreme workout routines, fasting, no-carb diets, and the list goes on.
These are all signs of unstable or insecure people. In order to avoid societal traps and diversions, you have to remember that it’s not what you do, but who you are.
It’s better to look inward and say “this thing I must do is the most important, so owning too many possessions isn’t in the cards for me” or “I don’t have to diet because I’m just not someone that eats processed foods and sugars”.
The great societal diversions are there for the people that don’t care. There’s a void in their lives based on a lack of love, purpose, self-worth and more that they fill with the things they believe they are supposed to care about.
Remember that change is about making shifts within our existing reality rather than these extreme and temporary gimmicks. We need to integrate, not obliterate.
This is an excerpt from my book, Silence, that you can download here for free along with all of my other books. Enjoy.