Your identity is the product of your choices. As you change your choices you change your identity. An example: one day, you may choose to stop eating meat, which would change your identity from a “carnivore” or “omnivore” to a “vegetarian”.
The difference created between any of us, or between ourselves from moment to moment, is only created as a result of the difference between our choices.
Your true identity, however, is not the choice you are making right now. Actually, it is not any one single choice. It is all choices. It is your ability to choose. That is your identity. That is your soul. That is your infinite, unconditionally loved and loving nature.
You have forgotten this true identity, so you forget what it means to be unconditionally loved. Because you forget what it means to be unconditionally loved and to be free to choose, you behave in certain ways in order to be who you are “supposed” to be. You limit your choices to only those that are acceptable to the voices in your head. You judge yourself constantly in order to mould yourself into the being that you’ve been taught to be.
Who taught you these things? Others, who also forgot their own true nature. Parents, teachers, siblings, elders, priests, presidents, the whole world it seems. Each was a product of artificially limited choices, of conditional love. They seeked to limit your choices from when you were born, because they were told to limit their choices by those who raised them. Sure, they had mostly good intentions, but little by little, as you were taught to limit your choices, you forgot your ability to choose and your true identity along with it.
So now you’re probably in a state of varying degrees of misery, because you have chosen to be limited, not by your own free choices, but by the choices of others. You and everyone else have come together to create a reality of limitation, where people judge themselves and each other, all to keep everyone within the acceptable range of choices.
This is the cause of the sickness that ails the world. We limit ourselves, and attempt to limit everything else, including the natural world itself. Environmental destruction is created by deliberately limiting the choices of the natural world. Poverty is created by deliberately limiting the choices and opportunities of people. Meanwhile, all of this is leading to an ever growing number of people suffering from depression and physical diseases.
The solution to this dis-ease is simply to be at ease. To be at ease is to be natural, which is to be true to ourselves. To be true to ourselves is to unconditionally love ourselves and everyone else, giving everyone back to themselves.
A world of unconditionally loved beings is a world that allows all the freedom to choose. It is a world of abundance, which is a reflection of our ability to choose to express ourselves in whatever way we prefer. It is a world of health, which is the absence of dis-ease. It is a world of joy, which is the feeling of choosing that which we prefer.