Noise: Tune To Your Own Channel
Outside of one’s own most valued opinion and sense of worth, all else is noise. The final decision comes from within the particular individual when it comes to making choices about their preferences or desired direction in life. But then of course, this decision making process can easily be influenced from the external.
During our earliest experiences , we were heavily impressed upon by the opinions of others (especially close relatives, friends, or mentors). With a punishment based upbringing, most of these opinions will have come across as if they were law. From then on, fragments of these so-called “laws” traveled with us, constantly chiming in from the sideline seats in the back of our heads.
Don’t do this, don’t do that, that won’t work, why do it that way, why don’t you do something else?
Our minds are like satellites, we can’t help but to pick up a few of these noisey transmissions. And life is so much so a unique experience that we must eventually learn the art of tuning directly only to our very own channel of opinions.
Although, in some ways it might be easier for us to continue following those patterns instilled in us. Because they are familiar, they now feel safe and even comfortable. In other cases, we might get caught in the cycle of obsessively rebelling, fighting against them, ultimately confusing ourselves in the process.
Applying forgiveness and compassion, both to our own emotional states and to the external sources of those opinionated voices, gives clarity on what the present situation calls for — precisely. Development of this clear and unique voice of ours may take some time to properly tune, but it is very important in the case of ultimately establishing our own individuality.