You don’t know the weight of something until you feel the weight of its release. What are the three greatest burdens in life 2022? If you don’t know what they are, you may be carrying them around. Some people carry these burdens for their entire lives.
Expectations are the strong belief in something. The culture you live in creates standards; these become expectations about what you should do with your life. Your friends, family, and others you associate with have expectations about you.
Letting Go of Life Expectations
Peer pressure is a force that can support either positive or negative thoughts and behaviors. It can create roles, responsibilities, and expectations. These are elements you must support or carry.
You carry them so long you become unaware of the weight. As a result, you identify as a victim. You are a victim of circumstance, choice, and inheritance. Thus, never attaining a survivor, conqueror, or victor’s personal power or grace.
“The three greatest burdens are; regret, revenge, and religion. Release yourself from these weights, and then your heart will open to the virtues of the spirit.” — Guru Tua
These three burdens, in particular, can weigh down your life and make it harder than it needs to be. But, if you carry these burdens, releasing may be difficult. But once you do, the freedom you receive is worth the effort.
It’s one thing to say I’m letting go of life expectations, but it’s another to do it. Many people say it takes some serious inner work, but the goal is worth it. Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care about things. Letting go of the harmful things gives you space to give attention to the important things.
The Three Greatest Burdens in Life 2022
The first step is learning to see these harmful loads. Denial can be a powerful coping strategy, but it doesn’t solve the underlying burdens. To overcome this, you must find the courage to see and acknowledge them. It’s a hard step, but freeing the mind is worth it. Everyone has their way of coming to terms with regret, revenge, and religion.
Releasing these burdens is the key to accessing the virtues of your spirit. Dealing with these three burdens is vital for your well-being. These are the keys to living the “beautiful life” no matter your circumstances.
Sometimes people have an existential crisis known as “the dark night of the soul.” It forces us to deal with these burdens.
Letting Go of Life Expectations and Burdens of Religion
The first of the “three greatest burdens in life 2022” deals with your beliefs concerning spiritual reality. Here’s the first hurdle. Everyone who identifies with a religion doesn’t see it as a burden. Their faith can become a part of their identity that they don’t feel its weight and effects. But the reality is most religions create boundaries that dictate thoughts and values.
Some religions use their doctrines to justify harmful actions. You will see everything from murder, war, rape, incest, and discrimination. It teaches people to objectify genders. Religion justifies hate and excuses to wage war against those with the same beliefs. These are burdens that the “deeply religious” own, even if you deny they exist. They color your thinking and values, and you can see them if you do an honest self-appraisal.
You must come to terms with religious doctrine as a burden. Sadly, many people are content to stay entrenched and protective of their religion. But, it’s possible to help these people by planting the seeds. Help them research their beliefs. See if you can get them to meet you at a public library.
Part of letting go of life expectations is letting go of things you don’t need. Decluttering your life is a great example. It’s a physical way of releasing burdens. If you can declutter a drawer, then you can declutter a closet. The same applies to the mind. Religion is something that is a toxic burden for you and society.
Overcoming Religious Programming
Releasing the burden of religion takes conscientious research. Religion uses groupthink manipulation and other psychological programming tools to control. Its goal is to keep people hooked on their paradigm. It is especially true for the Abrahamic religions (1). These are The Western organized religions of Semitic origin, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
The best way to release this burden is to use the mind’s analytical tools. Logical reasoning is the platform to see how arguments are misused to get us to buy into superstition. Learning to use deductive and inductive logic will help discern the facts from fiction. When an idea upsets your emotional equilibrium, stop and take a break. You need to realize that religions want to trigger your instinctual “fight, flight, or freeze” reaction. It makes you vulnerable to any solution they suggest.
Organized religion does not want you to start using common sense and logic. These critical thinking skills undermine their control. They don’t want you asking tough questions that underpin the factual basis of their superstitions. They don’t want you to let go of your burdens. So, they often use the strategy of demonizing anything that threatens the belief system. They even program believers to help them defend this sacred ground. It’s one reason they want to keep you in a state of anxiety and fear. When you are emotionally overwhelmed, you are much easier to manipulate.
Think about it. If any of your religious beliefs changed you for the better, you wouldn’t need to keep going back. Religion makes you a victim, a source of income, and an agent of social control. When you release this burden, you become a survivor and conqueror. You can survive religious indoctrination and conquer it. You can then forge a spiritual path of your own. More about this later on.
Letting Go of Life Expectations and the Burden of Regret
Of the three greatest burdens in life 2022, regret is an issue. If you don’t deal with the root cause of regret, it often grows to intrude continually in your thought life. It grows to taint your values and block you from the virtues of the spirit. Regret cements you to the past and keeps you from moving forward.
You can have regrets for things you’ve done or something you didn’t try. Either way, it brings guilt, shame, and self-condemnation.
Forgiveness is the key to releasing the burden of regret. Step one, realize everyone makes mistakes. We all have things we wish we didn’t do and things we wish we had not done. Forgive yourself. Do it until you forgive yourself. Put sticky notes on everything to remind yourself by saying something like “forgiveness works” or “I forgive myself.” Set a reminder on your smartphone with the message “I forgive myself.”
Once you release this burden, you become a conqueror, enabling access to the virtues of the spirit. Many people feel peace and serenity after working through the forgiveness of regret. So, releasing this burden is worth the effort. Forgiveness is the key. Forgive yourself and keep on doing it until it sinks in. You can’t change the past, but you can learn from it. Ask yourself what lesson did I or should I have learned?
Letting go of Life Expectations — the Burden of Revenge
Revenge is a fire. Once you start it, it is hard to extinguish. Revenge is a response to pain. And they often intertwine this with regret and religion. And, like regret and religion, it blocks your heart. Revenge takes many forms and ranges from short-term impulses to lifelong underlying motivations.
Short-term revenge impulses are like “flipping off” someone for cutting you off in traffic and wishing they would have an accident. However, long-term negative motivations are prisons of the mind. Letting go of life expectations around plans of revenge will free your mind to move on. With more “space” and time in your mind, you can focus on more positive things.
Motivations driven by revenge are not fulfilling. When you respond to vengeance, you become a victim of past situations or circumstances. The victim mentality means you’ll never be victorious. The way to overcome it is to lay this burden down.
Tools for Freedom
We recommend the use of the following tools to assist you in releasing these burdens:
The Enneagram Of Personality
The Enneagram Personality Profile is a scientifically validated psychometric tool built around questionnaires that reveal the default settings of your personality and instincts. It can help you understand the basis of some of your primary tendencies and aversions. In this way, you can distinguish between hardwired and programming bias and prejudices.
The Shamanic Journey
This process is humankind’s first spiritual tool of inner discovery, and it can help you identify and remove all of the three greatest burdens in life 2022. Here, we use a universal process to go below the superficial attributes of the conscious mind. The Shamanic Journey is an impressive doorway. This process has undergone rebranding and renaming. Some call it creative visualization or guided meditation.
It’s a tool of the subconscious mind using visualization to open the door to another reality. Our spiritual essence and soul are dimensions accessible through this spiritual technology. When you use this technology, you enter a separate state of consciousness known as the Shamanic State.
We use this ancient technology in our blended learning process. Of course, the best way to learn is through personal instruction with drumming. However, many audio tools are acceptable. One source we recommend is the book and audiotape by Sandra Ingerman (3), Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide.
Letting go of life expectations about religious beliefs can give you a whole new positive outlook. The process we call “Comparative Analysis” is precisely the method that provides this kind of “mind freeing” revelation. It’s a structured approach to comparative religious study.
This process is built upon the six steps of the scientific process. These steps guide the process of comparing topics. As a result, the method provides consistent and accurate results.
A systematic approach helps us stay on track and minimize our bias. It helps us to understand our assumptions, bigotry, and prejudice. As we conduct the research, these elements will surface. So, this process helps us make an honest appraisal of our worldview.
Freeing the mind and letting go of life expectations doesn’t mean ignoring or disregarding essential things. By releasing the burdens of religion, regret, and revenge, you give yourself time and energy to devote to positive endeavors.
(1) Abrahamic religions, Wikipedia
(2) Michael Harner, Wikipedia
(3) Sandra Ingerman, Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide