Bridging the Gap to Your True Self
Author: Nanice Ellis
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In the back of your mind, there is always a sense of your True Self.
Now, I am not speaking about your spirit or soul,
which really is closer to no self than true self.
I am speaking about the best and highest version of you, in this life.
The person you would be without issues, karma or limiting beliefs.
The person you would be if only you could be yourself in all situations and relationships.
The person you would be if the world was not looking and you were free to choose.
Most of the pain that we feel in life is a result of the gap
between our true selves, and who we are showing up as.
It is this gap that causes the suffering.
The bigger the gap, the more the suffering.
Not because we are bad or wrong or anything like that,
but rather because we are not being True to Ourselves.
Maybe the gap represents not speaking our truth or not expressing our style.
Maybe the gap is not doing what we really want to do.
Maybe the gap is a result of staying in a relationship past its expiration date.
The gap gets wider as the real us grows and develops and we don’t keep up.
The gap gets deeper as time passes and we are no closer to our true selves.
There might even appear to be a bottomless ravine
between where we are and where we could be.
When the gap is small and shallow, we can simply step into our true selves
and maybe no one (but us) will even notice any difference.
When the gap is wide and deep, there requires a leap of faith
that can only be powered by courage and a grand desire
to be who we came here to be.
Nonetheless, our true selves are always accessible
no matter how big or small the gap may appear to be.
What does it take for you to live from a state of True Selfhood?
What would you have to give up?
What would you have to embrace?
The gap is not an accidental void placed in your way, deterring you from your grand self.
The gap is simply a pointer and indicator that shows you the difference between how you are now showing up compared to how you could show up, as your Grandest Self.
Do not blame the gap for failure or disappointment.
It is only a figment of your imagination,
but then again, so are your issues, karma and beliefs.
You see, nothing is in your way to becoming your True Self.
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