We often battle with ourselves.

Inside of us we can find a deep split.

Between our soul's calling and the world's calling.

For even when we know the truth, it is hard to go against our programming.

From the time we are young the world ants us to fit into a certain box.

A box of who we are and what we should contribute to the world.

Of how we should act, how we should dress, and what we should be doing with our lives.

This programming comes to us from our parents, our friends, our schools, the media, and literally everything around us.

And if we are unfortunate enough to not fit into those boxes, the world will punish us for it.

Especially if we were born the wrong gender or orientation.

Or if we are not a masculine man, or a feminine woman.

Even if we are too smart or not smart enough, there is always something that doesn't fit into society's expectations of us.

Maybe we are expected to be the breadwinner in the family, when all we want to do is take care of the children or the home.

Perhaps the opposite is true for us, yet we are the wrong gender to be the main financial support of the family.

It can even be as subtle being expected to do as well in school as our siblings, even if we can't stand school.

All these external pressures build up and over the years we can take on that false identity.

We live our lives as a lie, and even convince ourselves that we're doing the right thing.

Yet our soul keeps calling.

Our true self that is buried deep within us cannot be denied forever.

And it's calling will cause friction inside of us.

That friction will eventually burn us.

We will either cast off the false chains of society, or we will end ourselves.

For the pain will be too great to ignore.

Ultimately, the best thing we can do is listen to our soul's calling.

To seek it out and find it in the most unexpected places.

For once we recognize what is true for us deep inside, we cannot go back.

We can only move forward, towards our true self.

And when we come close and touch it even for a moment, we will feel the bliss of liberation.

For the liberation from society's expectations is the greatest freedom of all.

When we are truly aligned with our soul, we are home.

Can you feel your soul calling to you deep inside?

~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant

Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour