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Your Obstacle is You

The only obstacle to truly being free is yourself and until you face yourself freedom is something that will always seem to be in the next thing reached for…

Consider life as water and emotions as a flood, if you’re on low ground you will be overcome by the flood waters (emotions) but if you’re on high ground the same flood waters will come, but the way it affects you will be much different. This is what happens when a person faces themselves, you are naturally put on higher ground which builds up a defense against your emotional flood waters. Without facing yourself there will be no defense against the flood waters because you will be stuck on lower ground. On lower ground when the flood waters arise, some form of destruction will be the result and the severity of the flood (emotional attachment) determines the destruction.

The flood waters only affect what’s on lower ground, and your lower nature manifest as emotional attachments. The destructiveness of this attachment is determined by what is reached for, drugs, alcohol, gambling, sex, food, politics, and so on. Although not everything reached for is destructive, some just have much more destructive potential than others. If one doesn’t face themselves there won’t be awareness of either the destructive or the subtle things reached for. To me, the key is facing yourself because it puts you on higher ground so when the flood waters do come it has less affect on you. This is the value of facing and understanding yourself, it allows you to not be flooded emotionally by circumstances that occur. Although the flood waters will arise, because you are on higher ground you aren’t affected like the person who’s stuck on lower ground and is reaching for a life preserver, in whatever form that may be…