Look Within


“People are so quick to Judge and so SLOW to self correct.” – anonymous.

What if we looked within and really looked at our part?  What does the mirror tell us?  Do we seek to understand?  It’s very, very, very hard to see our part in things and very, very, very easy to see how others are wrong.

“Nirvana or lasting enlightenment or true spiritual growth can be achieved only through persistent exercise of real love.” Scott Peck.

I have not been blogging lately because I’ve been barely keeping my head above water.  No exercise – I don’t feel like it.  Cookies at night call my name!  Watching T.V. instead of reading.  Avoid friends – it’s too much work.  Isolate.  Brood.  Why do we go into these cycles?  Why do we judge ourselves so harshly when we fall off the beam?

What if we fall apart because sometimes we need to.  We need to ease the tension in our life.  Maybe we grab back to what’s familiar even though it’s not ‘nourishment’.  Maybe it’s all a part of coping because what we really need is a break.  I love those commercials where a sick parent begs for a day off and the door opens and it’s a baby in a crib.  We can’t always get the breaks we need…. So we ‘cope’ the best we can at times!  Maybe it’s that simple.

Then it’s time.  One day we wake up.  It’s time to write.  It’s time to shrug off the haters. It’s time to push away the comfort food.  It’s time to make that cross fit class.

So enjoy those smokes!  Eat that cookie.  Sit in front of the T.V.  Drink another fifth.  When you do – enjoy every minute of it.  Relish in it.  Maybe if we give ourselves permission then we will turn it around quicker.  We all do it.  We all have those limiting behaviors or thinking we fall back into.  It’s part of our humanity.

And if we are hurting because of the judgments of others then consider this:  Have you ever met a person with strong self worth and high self esteem enjoying the sport of tearing someone down?  How does a kind person act and react?  Do they forgive?  Do they seek to understand?  Do they focus on what they need to change in themselves and not so much what needs to be changed in the world?

Be kind.  Be gentle.  Be quick to forgive.  Let go – is any judgment made upon us, any job, any situation, ever worth our peace of mind?

“Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” Caroline F.


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