“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” — Mark Twain
I don’t get it.
We’re born to live, and yet so many people live as if they’re dead.
Shadow work, i.e. an exploration of the inner self, is not for everyone but, trust me, pretending you can fix everything by adopting a faux persona only adds to the problem.
How hard can it be?
Well, for most people, it’s impossible — whether in work or otherwise.
What is it we’re afraid of?
Is ownership of (material) things and status the price you’re willing to pay for living a lie…every day?
Right now, I too am caught on the horns of dilemma: on the one hand, I want to serve and help those people who have the potential to grow but, then again, in the process I feel (once again) I’m slowly dying by living a lie; namely not being true to who I am.
Only time will tell if I’m prepared to stick with it or to wrestle with my muse and fight off Resistance. But all I would ask of you is consider if the life you’re living is true to who you are or is no more than a shadow version constructed to avoid the serious work that you should be doing to make life worth the journey.
If we know life is short, then in truth there’s only one answer.