155 words – Be Yourself?

Instead of striving to live an “authentic” life, try getting in touch with that which is bigger than you are and let it live through you. Being authentic, or being yourself, can sometimes be an excuse to let it all hang out and is often the expression of something smaller, not bigger. Whenever we try to express our individuality, we usually wind up looking like everyone else. But when we get in touch with something that is bigger than we are and let It use us as its vehicle of expression, we really begin to live. Because, after all, that which is bigger than we are is really that part of us that we are awakening to, not something outside of us. So, by letting it express itself, we are actually living more authentically than if we were to try to stand out from the crowd. “He who would find his life must lose it.”

About Michael Maciel

My name is Michael Maciel, and I have studied the Ancient Wisdom Teachings and symbolism for most of my adult life. In the early 1970’s, I was ordained a priest in the Holy Order of MANS, a service and teaching order of which I was a member for the better part of that decade. I now serve on its Board of Directors and teach regular classes on the Mystical Interpretation of the Bible and the Tree of Life Study Plan, which deals primarily with the practical application of the Laws of Creation. Check out my YouTube channel: The Mystical Christ with Michael Maciel
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3 Responses to 155 words – Be Yourself?

  1. Lenore Flanders says:

    Love this! You grabbed that one and brought it through. Wonderfully put. Thanks so much for these, they are really a treasure.

  2. MaryAnn Fry says:

    Brilliant. So very well said. That is such a crucial distinction. Thank you.

  3. So, be the Self, for That is what you are.

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