Fear of success or the fear of being one’s best is known as The Jonah complex. Self-actualisation, or realising one’s own potential, is hampered by this dread. It is the fear of one’s own brilliance, avoiding one’s destiny, or failing to use one’s abilities.
Let’s talk more about this issue so we can work out what the best course of action is for overcoming this fear…
Have you ever had a really persistent brain fog?
It was getting in the way of your work and your mind just feels like a cluttered bedroom.
As a result, you’re unable to give it your all.
You know you can do more. In fact, you know you can do a LOT more.
‘Little’ things like brain fog and procrastination just comes around and sweeps your big dreams right out the window.
And a common misconception is thinking that it’s your fault.
Which just pulls you deeper into that state of mind.
Traits like ‘lazy’ and ‘self-sabotaging’ can be incredibly easy to identify with in times of stress and high pressure.
And we also live in a world that’s filled with endless distraction.
With things like smartphones, HD Televisions, computers, billboards… It leads us to operate in a state we were not meant to spend extended periods of time in.
Fight or flight. Anxiety. Stress.
Whatever you call it, it’s something we know all too well.
And what this does is it occupies and distracts your focus. It steers you away from your true state, an expansive state of higher consciousness with unlimited potential.
The process of achieving self actualisation is more so a process of discovery than work.
There may be some hostility to the process. It will be a long and difficult procedure.
But what you’re really doing is getting rid of all the clutter and residue that has accumulated over decades of contemporary life. There is no better way to do this than through meditation.
It can help you feel relaxed and clear-headed and have a clear view of our deepest selves. It helps clear away the distractions, doubts and fears.
You may be able to experience what most people refer to as “awakening” with continued practise. An awakening experience is defined as “an activation of higher consciousness or an increase in our awareness as souls.”
And being in control of your thoughts can boost your self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.
We finally have enough courage to start building a relationship with our deeper Self. We start to realise what we’re truly capable of.
Which is when things start to get more ‘aligned’ and everything you do is an impeccable reflection of your True Self.
And that is when things really start to take off and be in flow.
Most people perceive the road to getting “there” as one that is exhausting and costly. But if they take the time to listen in, they begin to operate in higher states where now they’re on a far easier, more blissful path that takes them where they want to go… faster!
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Amazing things start to happen when you take the courage to go against the demands of the rest of the world, and begin manifesting your truest destiny you were put on this earth to fulfil.