Deep within, we want to reach an audience. We need to matter, to get noticed, and to make a difference in this world. Because consciousness wants to flow freely through us into the world of form, nothing is more natural.
When we try to shut down this impulse, or give up on our dreams, we slide into depression. This isn’t the way. To be alive is to reach and to strive, to shine our light, to spread our love and beauty far and wide.
As with anything, the problems begin when the ego takes over. The ego doesn’t care about spreading the light of consciousness—only about pride, image, status or wealth. Egoic ambition is ugly because it is mainly about being better than others. The ego is self-centered and adds nothing of value to this world. As with everything the ego does, even when it succeeds no true and lasting happiness is found.
In a world where we all have access to technology that allows us to instantly reach the world, we often feel depressed and worthless when we fail. Even those who get their 15 minutes of fame often will then sacrifice what matters most in life only to spend years trying to maintain a false identity.
Let’s go back to this present moment and go deeply within to the root of this need to reach an audience. The instinctual drive we feel is consciousness, perfect love, our true beauty wanting to flow freely. We will succeed because we will not let the ego get in way. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.