Imagine that a five year old child
who feels insecure and hurt
what you see, feel, listen to, smell and sense
as an adult.
Imagine he/she puts a filter on your senses
to censor things for
your own protection.
What you just imagined is most likely true .
We placed such a filter on our senses
five, ten , fifty or many years ago.
Do you know what you may feel
is a very small percentage of the range of feelings
available to you?
We place such temporary filters
when we were hurt for our own protection.
As a child it was necessary.
Why do we still let the five year old
control our experiences?
Why are we still giving away our freedom to
see, feel, smell and hear things fully?
Why do we trade our freedom to be fully alive
for the perceived security
of the small hurt child the we once were?
Do not let the five year old inside convince you
that it is still for your own good to be censored.
Perhaps your own good is to be
alive and vibrant without the filters.
Perhaps your own good is to
a concept foreign to a hurt five year old
drowning in fear and insecurity.
Perhaps we need to start asking ourselves.
What are my filters?
Why they were created?
How were they created?
Do I still need them
for my highest good?
Copyright . 2010 by Shervin Hojat