“You either walk inside your story and own it or you stand outside your story and hustle for your worthiness.” ~ Brene Brown
I used to think becoming consciousness looking back at itself couldn’t have been easier. I uncovered my true path, I exited mainstream thinking, I reconnected with the Divine in a beautiful way (think tears and exultation!) I felt reawakened. I had shed my old wrinkled skin and was done with it.
I should have been done and dusted. But, I remember reading something about it in a book, whilst looking out at the mountains of my European quarter-life-awakening, and realizing: I’m in the shadow of that reawakening now, and I’m going to have to start working real hard to keep it up. The book can go unnamed now the writer of it has been felled, but the Tibetan wisdom remains. Good experiences can set us back years, even decades.
Has it set me back years? I’m not sure. Eeking and creaking out of my old patterns hasn’t been easy, whereas becoming complacent has.
Here are 7 traps I have certainly fallen into, and I advise you not to do the same:
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