The fact that I was adopted has marked me deeply, but it also pushed me to discover more. I became very successful in life, because I always wanted to prove that I was worthy, through external success. But as I have already shared, when I went inside and connected, I realized that I did not love myself at all. I believed that there was something that was fundamentally wrong with me, and when I saw that and began to search inside myself, I was able to release the fear and find an abundance of peace, love and joy: my own safe haven.
My life experience and my own changes led me to design a method for the expansion of love that uses certain mental tools that I call facets. These are like a light that shines inside of us, expanding the love and at the same time dissolving what no longer serves us. In that excavation certain emotions may emerge that need to flow as the old hard armor falls away. We just have to allow ourselves to feel them, like when we were children, and that way they dissolve.
For me, it is very evident that what we learn conditions us and limits our natural capacity to simply be ourselves. We have unlimited potential that can be polished, developed, cultivated so we can be and share the best of ourselves with others. Many times we want to be like someone else, but what’s the point? Each one of us is perfect and unique just as we are, and keeping this in mind allows us to give our personal best, always.
In order to further expand this connection with our true selves, I have established different programs for internal growth and personal self-transformation, through our Educational Center, the Isha Educating for Peace Foundation,
Lately the focus of our Foundation has been on the field of education, creating a beautiful program to train teachers to teach these tools to children. One of the most important aspects of this program is to guide children to find that internal peace and happiness, or rather not to lose it, since for them this is something natural, something we were all born with. They are guided towards finding the courage to be themselves and to discover and appreciate each other in every aspect of their human experience.
It’s wonderful to achieve things, get married, have children, go to college, graduate, but what happens internally? We have not taught children how to be happy, and we do not learn how to do it simply because we become adults.
So, it’s time to learn this. Right now, we can make the necessary change. Many times we stay where we are because we fear the unknown, but that fear is too small for us. We can simply change what no longer serves us and choose something new, which is already knocking at our door. This is how we can share with everyone, with our peers, our loved ones, our children, through our own fresh example that illuminates the path.
Let’s start this adventure of being the best of ourselves!
Isha Judd is an Australian humanitarian spiritual teacher based in Latin America, author of “Love Has Wings” and “Why Walk When You Can Fly?”. Watch “Why Walk When You Can Fly?” on itunes. Her website is www.ishajudd.com. Watch more movies and inspiring videos at isha.tv.
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Original article taken from: On Mogul