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  Filters
by Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.
Friday, March 04, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Perhaps your own good is to be
alive and vibrant without the filters.


 

 

Imagine that a five year old child

who feels insecure and hurt

decides

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

THRIVE

 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


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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/4/2011
Interesting observation, but living without most filters is a much better way to be. Be who you are and embrace it...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by John Bidwell 3/4/2011
Great food for thought- thank you.

John

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