Obviously at some point we bought that the pressure was necessary. In order to maintain and perpetuate something we have to believe that there is a good reason for it. When I look at it now the fear level says if you take the pressure off you will do nothing, you won’t progress, you will relax, get lazy, and atrophy. Is that actually true? What I've found as I've unravelled the need and necessity for "putting pressure on myself", my body has relaxed more, there is a calmness, I'm more intuitive, and I can receive more. I can also honour the journey, so to speak, and embrace the unfolding of my life rather than have this pressure to "get there", wherever there is.
There is this lie, that if you don't put pressure on something, it doesn't grow. Unless you challenge the organism with threats, it won’t change. That may be true for some life forms, but let's be present with us, where we are now. At our current level of consciousness and awareness is pressure necessary to live and thrive? What I've come to realize is that pressure was required in the absence of having a nurturing environment conducive to growth. In the presence of love, safety and support we naturally develop, grow, explore, discover, embrace life etc. In the absence of love, safety and support we had to make up for what was lacking by putting pressure on ourselves. The whole feel the fear and do it anyway was necessary, which basically translates into: even if you don't feel loved and supported and live in an environment where you feel safe, just override that and keep going. We needed the pressure to keep moving, keep living, and keep striving, in the absence of having what we truly needed, which was to feel loved, safe and supported. From my perspective now is the time to demand that this changes. We have access to the tools, resources, awareness and consciousness to completely transform the "lack" realities and release the fear, the anxiety, the doubt, the blame, the guilt, the anger and the hurt. You do not have to do this for someone else, this is about you, transforming your experience. Now is the time to take the pressure off and receive the resources that are here to completely transform our experience of living! Is now the time for you?