In the beginning you were an unconditioned being. As a baby, you had no habits, no belief system, no rules. Your attitude was “bring it on, I can handle it.” And you did that wonderfully. My goodness, you were up and walking and talking by age three. You were reading and writing by age six. There was no stopping you.
And then, slowly the unconditioned being that you were became conditioned. You were handed rules that you must follow. You were told things about yourself in good moments and bad moments that became part of your belief system. You began imagining yourself to be someone specific. And soon you were conditioned to be that which you imagined.
What you didn’t realize was that if you’d been raised in an entirely different environment, with very different people, you’d have been handed different rules, been spoken to differently (given different beliefs), and you would have created yourself to be a very different YOU than who you are right now.
This very moment right now is “the beginning” for you, if you want it to be. You can recreate yourself anew, anytime you want to. That’s what’s great about being a human being. Unfortunately, most folks don’t take that privilege seriously. And if they don’t like who they’ve created themselves to be, unfortunately they usually end up living their lives out in quiet desperation.
“All things when they are admitted are made manifest by the light. For everything that is made manifest is light.” – EPH 5:13 When it comes to you -YOU are that light. The qualities of character upon which you shine “your light of awareness,” become part of your personality.
If you want to brighten your life up a bit, begin by: (1) understanding that “your awareness” is the light … and … (2) direct your awareness toward the kind of person you would love to see expressing through you. This one simple beginning can create miraculous changes in your personality. “All qualities of character that are admitted into your personality are made manifest by your awareness of those qualities. And without your awareness those qualities cannot exist in your personality.”