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The Status Quo Part 2 – Choosing Your True Self

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You can choose to break free and express your individuality or get stuck maintaining the status quo.

Would you confine yourself to the status quo rather than risk rejection?

Would you choose the familiar instead of the new and fulfilling?

These are my choices. I can opt for the comfort and safety of fitting in with acquaintances, family, and local and historical circles of people in my life. I can keep the boat steady, paddle slowly on the metaphorical lake of the status quo, which will take me on a somewhat scenic route until I end up back where I started. The second time around it might be nice to see some of the scenery again, but what about the next time around—and the next time and next time?

The Status Quo vs. Authenticity

So, I’ve been keeping my intuitive nature on the down low for many years now. Unless I’m in the safety of a metaphysical bookstore or a reiki circle, I present myself like any normal member of society—no patchouli perfume, peasant skirts, or repeating mantras in public. I attend family gatherings and business events, and no one is the wiser.

Of course, people who really know me are aware of my spiritual interests, but the deeper pursuits, the more esoteric and far out ideas, metaphysical and cosmological belief systems and interests are reserved for the true inner circle of family and friends who share common beliefs or are at least open to them.

Most of just want to fit in, to be liked, and to feel accepted—at school, at work, in our social circles and with our family members. We want to be interesting enough to gain attention or accolades, but not so different that we don’t belong, make people uncomfortable, or are rejected. Well, I’m here to tell you that maintaining the status quo can be a lot of work. It actually came very naturally to me.

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