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By Anna Kuyumcuoglu | mental health
Posted: April 15, 2024

How to Set Yourself Free: Lessons from Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani’s near-death experience and subsequent remarkable recovery from cancer has inspired millions around the world. At the core of her teachings is a simple but profound message about how we can set ourselves free from fear, worry, and limiting beliefs that hold us back from living fully.

The central lesson is this: we must stop fighting against ourselves and instead embrace and love the totality of who we are – our flaws, imperfections, and all. When we are at war within ourselves, judging aspects of our experiences or being as “good” or “bad,” we create immense psychological suffering. But when we can let go of these self-judgments and self-criticisms, we liberate ourselves.

Moorjani’s experience showed her that we are innately worthy, enough, and deserving of love simply by virtue of our existence as beings. Our negative beliefs about not being good enough, unlovable, or unworthy are lies we tell ourselves based on past conditioning. Letting go of these lies is key.

Her guidance is to be true to yourself, without judgment or denial of any part of your being. Embrace your quirks, fears, anger – allow yourself to just be as you are in this moment. This radical self-acceptance and self-love, she shares, is what allows us to transform and live with joy, inner peace, and a sense of freedom.

The path to freedom, in Moorjani’s teachings, starts with a gentle kindness toward yourself and your human experience, just as it is. From that place of self-compassion, our fears fall away, and we can live with abandon, authenticity, and deep connection to the awe of simply being alive.

At the core of Anita Moorjani’s teachings is an empowering truth – that we all have the inner capacity to live with profound freedom, joy and self-acceptance. Her near-death experience revealed these powerful lessons:

  1. Focus on Love Moorjani shares that her cancer was rooted in a lack of self-love. When we cannot love ourselves fully, we operate from a place of fear, control and judgment toward ourselves and others. However, the more we embrace self-love, the more we cultivate true safety and the ability to respect the boundaries of others.
  2. Live Fearlessly Our fears do not actually keep us safe or protected – love does. Moorjani’s experience showed her that opening ourselves to love allows us to live with courage, facing life’s uncertainties without being paralyzed by anxiety.
  3. Prioritize Humor, Laughter and Joy More valuable than any spiritual dogma is the ability to find sincere laughter and joy in our daily lives. Those who can embrace humor and lightness have increased wellness and become less dependent on medical and societal systems that try to fix perceived brokenness.
  4. Challenges Are Gifts Rather than viewing life’s inevitable ups and downs as curses or sources of suffering, Moorjani’s perspective is that every single experience contains hidden gifts waiting to be opened and embraced as such.
  5. Be Uniquely Yourself The greatest gift we can give to this world is to live authentically as our fullest, most vibrant selves without apology. Get to know yourself at the deepest level, accept all aspects of your being, and shine your one-of-a-kind radiance for all to see.

Please see this Link for the TED talk

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