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How to unlock your code, so you start living at your potential

I stopped going to coffee shops after I quit screenwriting. This was the actual blog post the day I stepped back into one to write again:

To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It’s freedom.

- Patti Smith

Sometimes growth is more about a reunion than anything else. I believe that at some point in our life, usually when we’re young, something happens that forces us to grow up really fast, become an “adult” and we stuff that part of us that we really liked into a hope chest and lock it. Maybe it was when your parents got a divorce. When your brother got sick and you had to take care of him. The expiration of a toxic relationship that left you alone and having to start all over again. Some or many events in your life caused a separation with self. Then we’re slowly shaped by the external. Parents. Family. Expectations. Advertising. Social pressure. Bills. So we’re living outside in instead of inside out. Unlocking your code means taking that person back out and giving her a voice again. It’s inside out living, not outside in. The difference is feeling powerfilled instead of powerless. See it as your core, which your daily adult, work, relationships, bills, gym, dishes, and deadlines has stuffed into a box and locked away. What’s keeping it trapped is fear. You are afraid that by unlocking your inner code, you will not be what you should be, who you should be. Unlocking it means being different and being different is scary. But the truth is you will never be who you were meant to be if you don’t tap into that part of you that is your truth. In order to be your true self, to tip your potential, to release that part of you which is ultimately alive, you must unlock your Inner Code. Rip off that muzzle you strapped on yourself years ago.

…the ‘acorn theory’ …holds that each person bears a uniqueness that asks to be lived and that is already present before it can be lived.

- James Hillman, The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling

Growth is finding the right combination to the lock that’s keeping you from who you really are.

PRACTICE: Unlocking Your Code

Explore what you gravitate toward and rediscover what moves you. You can’t move forward, evolve, and grow, if you don’t allow yourself to flourish. Find the spirit you were born with. It’s time to open the lock.

Written by

Author of “I Used To Be A Miserable F*CK” . IG: theangrytherapist.

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