Better Being An Alive Alien than a Surviving Human Being

I am reading many beautiful thoughts about the calm after the storm. I can only empathize with the hope for a brighter future at an individual, or even a collective level.

What I am more interested in, though, is witnessing more manifestations of self-awareness, that is individuals whose internal security is not depending on their circumstances, who are not constantly giving their power to their fear of the unknown, who have the capacity to be less self-absorbed so that they can carefully observe what is happening around them, and offer support when required. In one word– or maybe more, but who cares—individuals whose subconscious program is their friend!

Many people tend to ask me frequently: “How are you able of keeping such an optimistic outlook on life even in the chaotic times the world has been experiencing for months?”

The answer is quite simple: I reconnected with my intrinsic worth through destroying my numerous limiting beliefs, and coming back to the original Center: The Principles. From where do you think we get our security and sense of worth? From our Center. Because the “Universal Correct Principles” are, by definition, unchangeable and timeless, my internal security is constant and irreversible.

Does this mean I don’t experience anger, frustration, disappointment, sadness, disgust– sometimes even helplessness & hopelessness accompanying my “savior” pattern I finally destroyed? Those feelings have always been triggered for others way more than for myself. Absolutely not.

It only means that my self-awareness & emotional intelligence levels make it possible to see what is going on inside and to be intentional about going through the feelings in order to release them in a healthy way. During the whole process, the optimism rooted to the security remains the mantra; simply because I removed the fear attribute from the equation.

This can be your reality too whenever you decide to pay the price of re-writing your program. The choice is yours, and I will always respect your free will!

With love, Myriam


Myriam Ben Salem
Myriam Ben Salem
I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer. Writing has been my very favorite means to educate my audience, captivate their attention, talk to their emotions, and make them relate and take action. I have been honored by working as a columnist for BIZCATALYST 360°, an Award-Winning life, culture, and biz new media digest, serving as the global hub for enhanced performance and well-being, during 2020. Also, I am a contributing author in Mayhem to Miracles: True Stories of Courage, Triumph, and Peace. I am so in love with writing that I have a peaceful smile drawn on my face whenever I start visualizing the books I will be writing for whoever will be tempted to discover an inclusive philosophy breaking with all the stigmas! I was born in Tunisia, a small country in North Africa. I did pretty much everything earlier than the average: walking, talking, singing, dancing. Promoted throughout my entire education, I was also the leader of every end-of-year party. At some point, after working several years for multinational companies as an engineer, team leader, project coordinator, and product owner while always being a top performer, I figured out I was feeling miserable despite the 'perfect external image'. That marked the starting point of an existential crisis followed by an episode that triggered my re-birth and the beginning of the most rewarding adventure of my whole existence: re-writing my subconscious program and reconnecting with my true self. I was saved at the last moment through an out-of-body experience making me see all the lies, realize this gigantic Universe was not revolving around me. Most importantly, I was able to visualize I was here to leave a legacy like all of you, no matter how big or small! The butterfly took time to emerge though. Today, I identify myself as a Universal Citizen. Like-minded and light-hearted people are what I call home. I am deeply passionate about everything life has to offer, and was granted the edutainer qualifier: a combination between education and entertainment! I educate on the importance of healing unsuspected traumas, seeing our limiting beliefs and biases with honest lenses, finding one's purpose and a principled mission that goes beyond the self, and unleashing the hidden potential so that to leave our legacy for the generations unborn. I have been using a panoply of means that could vary from explicit ones such as mentorship, speaking, and writing, a skill that emerged naturally during my self-actualization process to implicit mediums like storytelling, how I daily show up in the world and model servant leadership! Writing is my very favorite and most preferred tool deployed for my mission. The topics I explore are in the nexus of stoic philosophy, psychology, neuroplasticity, epigenetics, and pretty much any topic involving human behavior. Common denominator? The quality of the subconscious program. You may have a look at some of my works published on my website; Set Yourself Free.

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  1. Myriam, thank you for sharing this lovely story. It is insightful, and a testament to many things including kindness, self-awareness, and being present. So often it is far easier to go through the motions than to really live. I prefer the latter, but I’ve done the former – more times than I care to acknowledge. The lesson, however, is that when you open yourself up to exploration both internally and externally, good things can happen.

    Thanks for being who you are, Myriam and for being present in the moment!

    • Awww I’m in love with this exquisite honesty my dear Laura! Knowing where we are and having the bravery to express it in a transparent way is the most difficult step! You can be proud of yourself!

      Thank you for the uplifting words! They made my day 🥰🥰🥰

  2. Myriam, thanks for pointing out the value to self awareness! And how to hold onto an optimistic long view. Looking at what’s happening inside helps to move through it. So that you can grow beyond that moment. For me, that involves prayer that leads to loving actions. For example, I’m sending old fashioned cards with stamps as a way of supporting people I love. Yep, probably the cards sit in isolation for a bit before being opened – and hey, that’s great too!!! Good to have an opening of a card to anticipate 🙂


    • Thaaaaaaaaanks dear Cynthia for stopping by and for adding this insightful and heartfelt value my friend! Love your way of helping others heal, grieve, or simply feel loved! Stay blessed! 🤗💙🤗