Steady down, stop and breathe. Consider that question. Who are you being? Do you like who you are?
There’s a voice in our heads that has been protecting humans for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s the voice that warned us not to go out in the dark in case there were wild beasts to kill us. It’s the voice that told us not to go in water because we didn’t know how to manage being wet.
That same voice has evolved, just as humans have. Now it tells us to be wary of people who are not like us, to stay within our comfort zone in case we get noticed, to believe what we read in the media.
Of course that voice is powerful, we wouldn’t be here if our forebears hadn’t listened to that voice.
Our ancestors stepped out into the dark despite the voice. They travelled and hunted under the stars. They learned how to use the dark to help and protect them. They learned to appreciate the wonders of night.
Despite our fears we learned to swim. We learned to cross the water and harvest the seas. Water is now cleansing and fun, the home of abundant food and adventure.
The voice is not a brake it’s a road traffic warning. It is just letting us know about the possible hold-ups. Why then do we treat it as an unbreakable law? Our ancestors didn’t.
Its just a reflex, in the same way as tears are when you watch a weepy movie. And just as you can enjoy a romantic film with your eyes full of tears you can go ahead and have fun doing whatever you dream of doing and bring that little voice along for the ride.