The true you has nothing to prove, to accomplish, to gain, or to lose. It has no where to go, and there is nothing that does not already exist within. We can learn to live from that place.
Whatever is happening in your outer circumstances, the true You can fall back into the fabric of all that exists, and be caught and supported every time. The real you is part of an eternal flow that is happening constantly and continuously. When we are identified as this true self (when we are living in conscious awareness of this truth), we know that there is purpose, we know that there is a full-flowing reality happening right through this very being. We know that the circumstances occurring in life are happening to reflect to us in what way we can steer differently or more specifically to stay anchored in this essential, centered self, regardless of circumstances.
In truth, what science and what the ancient texts are telling us, repeatedly, and have always been telling us, is that there is one journey before you. It is the journey of moving from the protective outer shell to the inner core. That is the only place that there is to go. When it looks like we need to go and achieve something, we can go and achieve it, but do not confuse the accomplishment of an outer goal with fulfillment. Don’t confuse it with your destiny. Don’t confuse it with your purpose. It’s just entertainment. It’s just how you’re expressing and how you’re creating, and what you enjoy experiencing. The vibrational frequencies that you enjoy experiencing are why you pursue the things that you do.
The authentic, essential self is going to approach a challenge, approach a circumstance or an argument from a place of knowing that “this is medicine, something big is happening here for me.” And the moment that we see ourselves saying, “well, they just need to learn this, they just need to clear up this, and if they would, then everything would be better…” we are operating not from the essential self, but from the protective personality.