HAVING TO LOOK GOOD
Through our Daily Spiritual Practice we give up…
Having to Look Good
Investigations show that the common denominator in plane crashes is pilots not wanting to look bad by sounding too aggressive or scared and asking for help. Even though most of us may not be pilots, we are the pilots of our lives. Thinking we had it all under control was what got us in trouble. We now see how asking for help is taking action and using our ‘free will.’ As we begin to see our true selves, we realize how much time and energy we used to spend on having to look good. As we begin take inventory of the cause and effect of our lives, we ask an even deeper question, “What have I done in order to not look bad?”
Would you justify what you did in order to not look bad?
Would you make someone wrong in order to not look bad?
Would you lie in order to not look bad?
Would you protest what someone could expose in order to not look bad?
Would you suppress saying or doing something in order to not look bad? We ask a more causative question, “How do we stop needing to not look bad?”
I guess taking a look at ourselves may be the hardest work we ever do! We remove the blinders we have to ourselves. We are revealed to ourselves. We are liberated!
Daily Affirmation: The truth sets me free!
Daily Action: Today, I will observe what actions I still take in order to look good and to not look bad. I will notice how this keeps blinders on myself from seeing the effects I create. I will ask the hard questions and then make new choices. Instead of trying to look good, I will be authentic!