Walking forward can be the easiest task when you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. You may grow tired and pause when obstacles are your way, but you keep going. Unrelenting and with eagerness as you live life to your utmost. But every once in awhile, we feel stuck. Why is that? Shouldn’t it be easy to disregard inhibitions that build inside you?
When you impede your own march due to interior conflict, everything becomes more complex. For some of us that conflict can be the unknown. Like another dimension opening in front of your eyes, you begin to see things differently. Even a surprise hug can become negative when you suppress. As if you’re striking yourself from the inside and allowing stimuli to negatively affect you. Inhibitions anchor you and prevent progress as you cripple yourself; at its worst, you begin to lose the will to walk forward or even regress, losing all of your progress.
You are the only one who can direct your path and the only one who can determine your own growth. Inhibitions do not control you, only you can inhibit or exhibit yourself. If you allow other’s judgments to mold your character, then you cease being unique. Do you. Even if you have to stop your forward motion, by choice, that can allow you the much needed time to understand yourself and your surroundings.
Find the meaning of what keeps you driving forward. Keeping that in your vision will allow you to become free of your own shackles. Don’t let bickering between each other, or even self-consciousnesses halt your progress. Those small incidents only serve as distractions. Even if you change your direction, your path could afford you a different kind of incentive. Possibly more positive and supportive towards the meaning of your goals.
This does not make your prime directive futile. Social stigmas can prevent these subroutines, encouraging us to get back in line. Don’t let anything in your past coerce you into becoming something you aren’t. It may seem like you’re being judged by everyone you know and see, but they’re not. People are focused on their life, not yours. Everyone else has their own life projects to fulfill. As you let go of your inhibitions, you dodge the obstacles that you’ve placed in your own path. Allowing yourself to see these barriers without getting in your own way. So you have no one to disappoint but yourself.
You are the only one who pays for your death. And when you look back on your life, you are the only one who can determine how much of it has been fully-realized. Open yourself to new experiences without fear. Because fear is not real. It only exists in your mind solely based on what you assume will happen in the future, a product of our imagination. As Morticia Addams from The Addams Family says, “Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos to the fly.”