It is only by developing a loving and compassionate relationship with our inner selves, the love inside us can spiral out and reach others and enhance our relationships in life. The relationship we have with our mind, body and soul impacts the relationship we have with our spouse, family and friends.
By redefining our inner self which has been corrupted by self-reproach, criticism and self-deprecating thoughts, we will be better equipped to be more mindful and be present in each moment in life to experience the true happiness of being alive. It is only by focusing on the center of the spiral, which is your inner self, you can spread love and joy to others and be your genuine self.
“Silence is the root of everything. If you spiral into its void a hundred voices will thunder messages you long to hear.” – Rumi
Understanding our spiritual evolution starts with understanding the relationship between our ego and our consciousness. As our awareness evolves, our ego realizes the the light of our enriched soul will lead to its collapse. As the ego becomes desperate to stay alive, it tries to convert spiritual philosophies into fear-based assumptions clouding our judgement. It makes us believe that we are not perfect or healed enough to tap into our spiritual energies. This gives the ego something to work on and stay relevant by preventing the expansion of our consciousness.
However, there is a way to defeat this ego. Unconditional acceptance can be discovered in our inner nothingness. The stillness inside us makes us neutral and non-judgmental and this inner silence is the enemy of the ego. It is only when we don’t give ourselves the permission to be our authentic selves, we become frustrated and judgmental. But this is exactly when we need to remind ourselves that “it’s okay!” Tell yourself that it is okay to feel whatever emotions that are coming up naturally. It’s okay if you are struggling to forgive someone who has wronged you. It’s okay if you are still hurting. And it’s okay if there is still too much noise inside. Know that everything will fall into place as you move up the spiral of life. You will learn to forgive, you will learn to control your thoughts and emotions and you will find peace.
When we judge ourselves, our ego becomes empowered. And this is when we start revisiting experiences and lessons that we have been through again and again. Embracing unconditional acceptance will help you transcend self-criticism and find inner peace that will enable you to get out of the loop of falling into similar situations and lessons of life repeatedly. Your soul will never start to heal as long as you keep shaming and forcing yourself to being someone you are not.
A spiral full of possibilities
“The world does not move through time as if it were a straight line, proceeding from the past to the future. Instead time moves through and within us, in endless spirals. Eternity does not mean infinite time, but simply timelessness.” – Elif Safak
Unconditional acceptance makes the ego dumb and mute with neutrality and non-judgement. This is the path to being comfortable with your inner stillness. As we accept ourselves, our flaws, inappropriate perspectives and unwanted circumstances in life without judgment and with undiluted awareness, they cease to re-enter our lives and become a memory of the past.
The spiral of life represents both evolution & surrender. It gives us the freedom to be who we are inside and feel exactly as we want. This is the impetus that makes our ego surrender and makes way for the evolution of our consciousness. When you start practicing self-love, you will not feel the compulsion to making decisions that adjust with your insecure ego. By operating solely from the wisdom of our soul, we can open ourselves to new avenues and more meaningful possibilities.