Why do we move so far away from our true nature?

I have been studying spirituality for some time now, I started this journey after a loss I experienced some years ago, when we are so attached to our identity, when that identity gets hurt in someway, it makes us question everything and this is what happened to me.

Anyway, I am now at the point in life where I understand that I am more than just my name, there is something deeper that lives within us all and that is from what I believe; the soul. The souls is purely light and the souls true nature is made not of materialistic things, like cars, big houses, fancy watches but simply of love, joy, peace and truth. Now my question is, if this is the true nature of all us human beings, why and how do we move so far away from it, why do we get so obsessed with the physical things that in reality, just don’t mean much, now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they are not important because obviously, without them, it would be pretty hard to live but all I am saying is why is there so much importance placed on them. Well, it’s because of conditioning. We have been conditioned by society, the media, people we meet that we need all these things to have a better/happier life but let me tell you, it’s not going to make you happy, if anything, they are going to make you question your happiness.

Last night before bed, I searched though all the papers in my journal, my routine for the last few months has been to get into bed and meditate but in the last month, this hasn’t really helped my sporadic sleeping habits, so I thought I would try something different. I read an extract that must have resonated because for the first time in a long time, I actually got a decent nights sleep. The extract was coupled with repeating the words I am peace, without realising, I had become unconscious, I had become distant from this memory of who I really am, just like all those who have forgotten their true nature, so had I. I want to share what I read with you all, consider it a little bit of wisdom from the beyond, not me, something higher that is always there looking out for us…if we allow it too.

“When we think the five senses of touch, sound, sight , taste and smell are our only source of experience we begin to rely on external things for our happiness and peace. Food, music, films and cars for instance, give us pleasure and make us happy. However in the physical world, everything changes and comes to an end. And when those sensual pleasures end, we become unhappy and peaceless. We desire more and a never ending queue of desires follows, and we becomes dependant on external stimulus. Our moods go up and down, conditioned by how satisfied our physical senses are. And when we don’t get what we want, we get angry, and that anger can lead to violence. And even when we do get what we want, we want more, so we become greedy. Or we show off what we have got and we develop ego. All these things make us feel powerless and unhappy, feeling OK one minute and not OK the next.”

“Instead, be aware of yourself as a soul, a conscious eternal being; a point of energy with no physical identity. This resolves all conflict within ourselves we cease to identify with all those labels…This realisation of your true identity as a soul is thus the key to experiencing your real nature peace and happiness. This is the key to understanding yourself.” 

How attached are you to your identity?

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