The Journey of Self-Mastery is a journey which holds meaning, reward and the eventual absence of fear.
I’m convinced the vast majority of Americans live in a miasma of fear. We don’t think we are good enough, smart enough, educated enough or rich enough to survive – not really. We all have lots of escapes – food, drugs, alcohol, ego, exercise, TV- to name the most common. And we have all sorts of survival modes from pinching pennies to getting three advanced degrees.
When we were three we weren’t able to survive. We were just adorable so someone would take care of us. But along the line of getting older we realized that being adorable wasn’t going to keep us surviving forever. So we began developing strategies. Some of us followed the lifelong strategy of looking young hence the plethora of creams, lotions and cosmetic surgical enhancements. Some of us had the drive to make millions of dollars. Some to buy an arsenal of guns!
We are fragile humans living on a sometimes hostile earth. So what do we do? We embrace life instead of survival. We discover who we really are under all those survival strategies and fruitless escapes. It leads to a more fulfilling life and work. We take on a journey of self-mastery.