Why we overcomplicate our lives.

Now, I’m all for a good moral philosophical discussion over a glass of wine whilst we slowly sink into a collective existential crisis and I am by no means saying there are not different avenues to explore in life or different ways of being. Although, when it comes down to it, many of us know deep down inside that the secrets to a happy life are not that complicated. Work hard. Don’t be a dick. Do the right thing.

Okay so maybe that’s a little too simple but if we were honest with ourselves most of the problems in our lives (most-not all) have very clear cut and simple solutions. We know them because we can feel that pull of our gut calling but, instead, we make up stories. We overcomplicate things. We pretend to look for solutions whilst silently pulling the strings of self-sabotage over our once open and bright eyes. This, I need to tell you, can be a very dangerous act because the further we weave these webs, the harder it becomes to untangle ourselves from them. Well, I am here to tell you to stop.

We overcomplicate things because we are too scared to look at them as they are. We sit around discussing our problems and acting helpless when for the most part, we know that thing we need to do to make that problem go away but we refuse to do it. It’s scary. I know. Stepping into your full power and stopping the excuses can be the most terrifying experience. Believe me, I am no stranger to overcomplications, to victim mode, to hiding my inner truth behind drawn out explanations and philosophical arguments.

I am not writing this to shame you. I am in fact, writing this to call you out of your shame. To step into your light and your power. It is no lie that we are more afraid of our light than our darkness because deep down we feel we are not worthy.

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I remember this in my first Ayahuasca ceremony. Before I was pulled down to the recesses of my very own hell, there was a light. A light so bright, powerful and loving that I was terrified. I did not see how I could step into that light and the more it welcomed me the more I pushed it away-arguing for all the reasons I don’t deserve it.

Well, I do and so do you. No one is exempt from that divine light- not even what many of us see as the worst of us. Remember that these stories are not real and they will burn to the ground the moment you decide you are worthy enough for your ever present divinity.

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