Our experiences have a way of changing the way we see and behave towards life. And it’s this change in view and demeanor that creates the rift between who we have become and who we truly are.
When you, for instance, have a generous nature and someone took advantage of your generosity, and this fact made you less generous, you will have lost one of many tiny connections to your inner being. The same is true when you like to help out, but you stop doing that because no one ever pitches in or when you stop being kind, because you’re afraid it won’t be appreciated.
All these little detachments make us feel a little bit worse, almost too little to notice onto themselves. But as we lose more and more of these small ties over time, they build up into us feeling bad. To feel good again we must defy the hard lessons our experiences thought us and dare to do what originally felt right. And stand strong in doing them, no matter what happens.