We are conditioned, as a society, to take life for granted. We establish routines. We consume data and imagery. We take jobs based upon income more so than passion. We assume that our days must be filled with calendared hours. We lose originality and appreciation for the World and, sometimes, what we value most.
This “routine” devalues individual thought and the World around us. It is odd to see people shuffling in their cars, buses and train stations at the same hour to work and then returning as though they have no freedom and zeal. Everything becomes the uniform.
This conditioning of uniformity appears in schools, media, and business. It begins with children’s programming in film, gaming and television. And, continues as we mature from children to adults.
For some, this formula of routine works, but for others it does not. People may feel frustrated as though they are going through the motions of living to surrender their authenticity and fulfill the expectations of society rather than themselves. And, this discomfort signals the need to reevaluate your life and create change.
Vuja De allows us to look at the World with a fresh perspective. We are able to experience vuja de when willing to ask questions, resist the expectations of society and own our individual voice. To live with such a perspective, one must be willing to surrender fear and embrace courage to look through their eyes. Society does not encourage this perspective, but it exists for those willing to fight for their dreams and right to be.
It may seem difficult or even impossible, but it can be done. Look at persons like Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, Socrates, Martin Luther King, Jr., Maya Angelou, or other creatives and dreamers who influence society in present day like Elon Musk or Jeff Bezos. Such leaders face the challenge of living authentically. And, everyone, whether a leader or not, has the right to an authentic life.
Take back your authenticity and be.
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