Conformity is how we have been conditioned to participate in this false sense of security which results in us being out of integrity with ourselves.
On a very deep, unconscious level we are aware of this and this awareness largely informs our suffering.
We abdicate 'the self' by continuing to show up in the world in accordance with the expectations of others which is reinforced by their projections and our reflexive need to defend ourselves in response to those projections.
We become imprisoned through fear of what other people will think of us. In an effort to mitigate loss, we participate in the collective conditioning that has us constantly relying on our environment and those who inhabit it to reflect back to us that we exist and are safe, secure, loved and accepted.
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