Individuality: How To Live Without Authority
“Individuality: How To Live Without Authority” was written by guest contributor, Samuel Kronen.
To be a genuine individual we must be free of all authority. As long as we remain bound by a particular authority, whether it be that of our vocation, that of our relationship, that of our peers, or that of culture as a whole, are true self then cannot possibly be fully expressed.
Where there is a movement of authority, which is to say a field wherein we are capitulated to something outside of our own intuitive sense of self, there can be no individuality, no independence, no deep and abiding sense of freedom.
What is authority, really?
It is a set of preconceived ideals being forcibly imposed upon you. It is a pre-set narrative being heavily inflicted, whether consciously or unconsciously, upon your perception. It is any form of implicit hierarchy wherein one’s true nature is disenfranchised, wherein our most deeply rooted instinctual inclinations are oppressed.
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Again, where there is authority, there can be no evoking of our truest and most authentic selves. It is embedded in the very nature of authority to destroy the individual, to disempower the intuitive propensities of the human being.
Self-empowerment is then brought about through the transcending of authority, which is both an inner and outer force. It is only through overcoming this entrenched system of hierarchy, this pre-established narrative, that we may meet our greatest potential, that we may become whole, that we may engender genuine individuality.
How might we move beyond authority?
We do this through accessing our own innate authenticity and individuality, which is uncovered in the immediacy of present moment experience. When we are immersed in the now, the directness of felt experience, we come to manifest our true nature.
Authority cannot impact us when we are living in the present, when we are fully engaged in the the flux of the here and now.
When we give credence to the authority of our own immediate experience, then no other authority can possibly sweep us up. In other words, when we live in the now we are most ourselves, most original, most novel, most creative, and herein nothing can sway us in any disadvantageous direction, nothing can possibly enslave us.
To have the entirety of one’s attention focused upon the present moment is to be free of any kind of authority, and only here might we give way to a profound sense of individuality, a deep quality of autonomy and choice.
We cannot choose, implement our inherent free will, when we are governed by a particular authority, and this capacity is absolutely crucial. We must choose, and this sense of choice is elicited by a communion with the present moment.
When the energy of our awareness is centralized in the now we then become genuine individuals, we then manifest the deepest potential of our consciousness.
Do not accept any authority.
Inquire deeply. Question everything. Delve into the very depths of your being, for only here can our innate power as individuals come to fruition, only here can be aligned with our highest calling.
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About the Author: Samuel Kronen is a young writer, spiritual entrepreneur, and warrior of the soul whose life work is comprised of the pursuing of higher consciousness and the propagating of love and compassion on a collective level. You can also reach him directly via at sjkronen @ gmail (dot) com.
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