Some have asked,”who gave you the gift?”
I answered, “It’s a gift from nature.”
We are all born into this world as new creatures with certain opportunities and challenges special to each of us, and some similar to others.
We are free to choose our purpose in life.
What is very clear is how sometimes other people and organisations try to take advantage of us, and by undue influence on our minds, try to superimpose their views on our purpose of life.
I’ve come to realise I do not need to follow the dogma of another person’s thinking to be happy. I’m a free agent who has recognised the undue psychological influence my former religion exerted over me.
Only recently did I realise I am connected to this planet and other humans in ways I could never have imagined before my epiphany.
I used to feel happy I was following a life-path mapped out by others. Yet in reality I was just trying to avoid the fear, guilt and shame inculcated into my mind by the Church by being obedient to the teachings and standards, rather than being an independent human being free to choose without the psychological biases, prejudices and phobias they forced upon me.
So I have come to feel the freedom and joy of living life without following the results of other people’s thinking.
As Steve Jobs said in 2005:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking!
“Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice.”