Introduction: In the journey of life, we often find ourselves pondering the fundamental questions of our existence. Who are we as a species? What is our purpose? Why are we here on this planet? The quest for answers to these profound questions is an intrinsic part of the human experience. However, more often than not, our exploration is cut short by narratives handed down through generational narratives shaped by the beliefs of our parents, cultural influences, and religious teachings.
The Inherited Narrative: From a young age, we are exposed to the stories and beliefs of our parents, the cultural fabric that surrounds us, and the religious doctrines that shape our worldview. These narratives serve as a guide to understanding our place in the world. While they may provide a sense of comfort and certainty, they also carry the weight of being passed down through generations.
The Cycle of Inherited Beliefs: As we grow older, we come to realize that the narratives we've inherited are not unique to us. They are part of a cycle that spans generations, passed on like a torch from one to another. The stories told to us by our parents were once told to them by their parents, and so on. This cycle raises an important question: Are the answers we hold to our existential questions truly our own, or they constructed echoes of the past?
Questioning the Narrative: Waking up from the dream involves breaking free from the confines of the narratives we've inherited. It requires a courageous examination of the beliefs that have been ingrained in us since childhood. What if the answers we seek are not found in the stories passed down through generations? What if the purpose of our existence is something we must discover for ourselves?
Creating Our Own Story: To truly wake up, we must be willing to question, challenge, and redefine the narrative that has shaped our understanding of life. This process involves introspection, self-discovery, and a willingness to embrace the uncertainty that comes with forging our own path. It's an opportunity to create a personal narrative that aligns with our authentic selves, rather than adhering to the script handed down through generations that may be supportive of our True Authentic Selves or perhaps it may not be supportive of our True Authentic Selves. This is the start of our own Self Discovery.
Breaking Free from the Past: Breaking free from the inherited narrative is not about rejecting the wisdom of our ancestors or dismissing the value of cultural and religious traditions. Instead, it's about recognizing that our understanding of existence is a dynamic and evolving journey. By questioning the narrative, we open ourselves to new perspectives, ideas, and possibilities that may have been overlooked in the echos of tradition.
Conclusion: Waking up out of the dream is a courageous and transformative journey. It involves questioning the narratives we've inherited, exploring the depths of our own beliefs, and ultimately creating a story that is uniquely ours. As we embark on this journey, we may find that the answers to our existential questions are not fixed in the past but are waiting to be discovered in the ever-unfolding present. Let us have the courage to question and explore. We may just find what it is we are seeking to know! ~Baba Sharone~