The authentic human being is one of us who instinctively knows what he should not do, and, in addition, he will balk at doing it. He will refuse to do it, even if this brings down dread consequences to him and to those whom he loves. This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance. Their deeds may be small, and almost always unnoticed, unmarked by history. Their names are not remembered, nor did these authentic humans expect their names to be remembered. I see their authenticity in an odd way: not in their willingness to perform great heroic deeds but in their quiet refusals. In essence, they cannot be compelled to be what they are not.
― Philip K. Dick
I feel lucky to be walking this earth at the same moment as you. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
Thank you for your kind words Wendy. 🙂
The gem I found (trapped) digging around in the “inter-nets” tonight, while tripping (communing with shrooms) was THIS: “He explained to her that people are unable to touch the center of consciousness within themselves if they rely solely upon imitating others.”
I was just telling my friend this very same thing today. I said: I believe in its Truth. I’ve been trying to find my authenticity, because I do understand the power in being exactly who I am. However, who we are takes doing that inner work/the real spiritual work. I find that I’ve been the knock off version of all the people in and out of my life. I have taken on behaviors and personalities, patterns, ways of thinking and being that are not my own! Unlearning the behaviors and traits and reactions that do not serve me but have become my habits has been grueling work. So yes, I loved that quote. It’s so true. Authenticity IS where our power is. Aligning with who we are is KEY.
I love trips that show me CONFIRMATION of a deep KNOWING that comes THROUGH ME.
There seem to be three types of beings here:
1. Those that SEE.
2. Those that SEE when they are shown.
3. Those that don’t SEE.
This “thing” we are navigating is spiritual warfare and it is BLATANT, OBVOIUS, and INTENTIONAL. I am trying to live courageously knowing this AND (not “but) it has been so difficult. The difficult mode in this “game” went up like 100 notches. Metamorphosis in in the journey and the training grounds for self mastery got very, very challenging for those that understand what the word SOVERIEGN means when so many beLIEve in this “authority.”
I am glad to have landed on some depth.
Thank you, fellow sovereign, for your messages.
Thank you for your comment, for seeing, for being authentic. Thank you for communing with the ancient ones; as tiny as they are, they are the true teachers for waking one p to the reality of existence. Sometimes gentle, sometimes harsh, they definitely drive the point home. Patterns are meant to be broken, break them all! Break all of the mind games and social conditioning and habits that each of us have been burdened with by those who would attempt to be so bold as to shape and mold our reality. I was so moved by the Philip K Dick quote that I have added it as the content on my “about” page. It says it all, beautifully. Thank you!