If you haven't noticed yet - there's a theme to all the work I put out.
That theme is - you're not broken. You're not messed up.
SO much of our self help/spirituality/personal growth teachers and teachings revolve around fixing the individual.
Fixing our anxiety and depression. Fixing our broken bodies/relationship with food/wellness. Fixing our broken minds and perceptions. Fixing our broken selves that can't manifest abundance or find our purpose. Fixing our relationship problems. Fixing, fixing, fixing these things that are broken about US that make it so that we aren't 'succeeding' in the system.
In my personal opinion - most of this is total and utter bullshit.
I truly believe that *most* of our mental, emotional, relational, spiritual, existential, financial, and SOCIAL issues are NOT being caused by personal failing/lack/choice - but rather are being caused by a SYSTEM that is fundamentally set up AGAINST life.
I believe that SO MUCH of what we are being told is the 'right way to live' is FULLY harmful, abusive, exploitive - and that we are RESPONDING to this with all of our pain, crisis and inability to 'make it work.'
I believe that we are being gaslit by the people who are seemingly profiting from the system into believing we need to fix OURSELVES rather than seeing the truth - we need to be calling for and creating a new system.
Our current systems of wealth, production, consumption, finding purpose and meaning - all of them are built on lies.
THIS is why we have anxiety/depression/health issues/poverty/pain.
Not because we suck, because the system sucks.
For me, until we can stop blaming ourselves for not being able to hack it in a system that's set up to harm, we aren't going to be able to create something that actually works. We have to let go of the narrative that we are broken and in need of fixing if we want to solve the crisis that we face on this planet.
This is my most important message. I hope you'll take the time to listen and really consider that you may not be broken, that your pain is wisdom, and that you learning to trust yourself IS the way we're going to create a new world.
Check out the video below for more on this.