Dear friend, gently lay down your armour….
…Perhaps existence on Earth is not intended to be an exercise in an individual’s ability to persevere and protect oneself at all costs.
…Perhaps independent “selfie culture” is not the answer.
…Perhaps existence–meaningful, peaceful and authentic existence–is a supportive community endeavour instead. If it takes a village to raise a child, why not a village to raise each adult from survival mode to “thriving in transformation”? Yet doesn’t individual armour get in the way of actually “being seen” by the community?
Gently let the armour fall….
…Canadian and comedian Jim Carrey said: “That peace that we’re after, lies somewhere beyond personality, beyond the perception of others, beyond invention and disguise, even beyond effort itself. You can join the game, fight the wars, play with form all you want, but to find real peace, you have to let the armour fall.”
…Don’t we all want peace? Yet first, perhaps we need to seize the courage to interact with ourselves beyond the layers of our repetitive self-protective stories.
Gently lay down your armour because…
…isn’t it exhausting to be self-protective?
…isn’t it painful to be self-protective?
Perhaps, the lightest clothing to wear is faith with a sprinkling of trust. Yet, the leap of faith is only truly available for those who have the courage to leave behind the heavy cloak of self-protection.
So, go ahead. Just for the moment, gently lay down your armour and take your leap of faith. Your support system, your community, your sunshine in human form is patiently waiting for you.