Are you feeling – shame, guilt, frustration, anger, confusion, unworthiness – feeling fearful of others judging you because of your imperfections? Don’t LIE to yourself – we all have at least one of these feelings a day. Don’t worry though, this is what makes us human.
We are always looking for an easy way to confront and conquer our past and the stress of everyday life but it seems like it never comes. We read, we listen, we go to seminars and we go to church, in search of that magical feeling of peace on earth and within our hearts.
So riddle me this, I asked myself…
How do I sustain living in the moment, is that even possible?
Bah humbug, prayer, meditation… who has the time?
Does any of this shit really exist/work or are we all pretending?
On the outside most of us hold it together for the sake of sanity while hiding whatever vice we use to comfort ourselves. We put on a good front for our peers by looking as though we are on top of the world. And don’t get me wrong, I have met some of the happiest, most content people on the planet… WAIT – NO– no I haven’t.
I have never met anyone that didn’t have one of the above feelings going on in their head periodically if not always. And I hang out with some fairly successful balanced humans, but they too doubt themselves and their abilities often.
Maybe I should go to India and meet with the Dali Lama or schedule an appointment with Eckhart Tolle then I can say that I’ve meet a couple of the happiest people on earth.
Forget It People, Perfection Does Not Exist, period!
I grew up in Oklahoma practicing Christianity and still consider myself a Christian.
Hold on a minute – Can I still consider myself a Christian after educating and finding my true spirituality is not that of what the Bible teaches? The truth is that I am really not 100% convinced that Jesus was the son of God. Oh shit, after all those years of learning what a good Christian was all about and practically memorizing the Bible – here it comes; the guilt is sitting in…
I say this because there are many Spiritual Guru’s, who live in a high state of consciousness, walking around alive on our planet today teaching and practicing that God lives inside of us. These are the jokers for whom I continuously learn from and recognize their semi-perfected footprints here on earth.
I love the fact that they teach me to love me first because that is where God resides. To be grateful and respectful of others and show compassion and love to everyone including those who believe different from me.
No judging, no blaming, no shaming, no excuses; only pure
love with no rules, just right.
I further understand my benefiting from the pureness in the messages they share and the healing miracles that they help us heal our bodies by using our mind and by giving us maps and tools for reaching deeper inside of our Inner Being,
Hey this sounds a bit like what Jesus did. But I’m afraid that if I don’t confess Jesus is the Savior – (even though I do believe that his work here on earth totally saved people’s lives and put them on the right spiritual path through his teachings) … then what?
There I go again, feeling guilty about something that really doesn’t matter. I know this statement may seem trivial to some but I’m most certain that other’s will call this blasphemy and condemn me to burn in Hell for eternity.
What do I say to that?
This is my life, and I’m going to believe and do what makes me feel good and get rid of these mindsets (memes as Wayne Dyer has called them) get rid of a lifetime of guilt and shame for not conforming to others belief’s that just don’t make sense to me anymore.
Wow! I already feel better!
Okay, but do I continue to say the Lords Prayer every night just because it gives me a sense of security? Yes, I think I will. Why? Because it makes me feel good, and I like the Lords Prayer. It’s a tradition; a time that I have shared with my son and now with my daughter before bed every night. Then immediately afterward, we share what we are most grateful for in our lives. After that we close the evening with a short guided meditation for relaxation and sleep (she’s only 11).
I absolutely understand that we all need to believe in something, and that organized religion gives people a sense of belonging; being a part of something bigger than just themselves and that in itself is wonderful. Organized religion brings communities together and for the most part, they truly want to give back to society. And that’s a good thing; just not my bag anymore.
What I don’t understand is why some would be drawn into the ancient teachings of Hell and Damnation and stand in constant judgment of their fellow-man. That part really sucks! Talk about walking around with a stick up your ass…that must really hurt.
In understanding both sides of feeling the need to be a part of something bigger; I have found that the “Bigger Part” resides inside of me. Anywhere I go and congregate with other like-minded individuals (or not) only adds energy to the way I feel, and most certainly throws me into full alignment with my Inner Being; for which is always in a state of love and gratitude and never needs to be energized but get’s a real kick out of seeing me HIGH on life!
So in closing, does any of this really matter?
HELL Yes it matters!
It matters that you, dig deep and get rid of the core cause of; shame, guilt, frustration, anger, confusion, unworthiness, and ridding yourself of the fear of being judged – by letting go – one day, one incident at a time.
Frankly just not giving a shit about what other people think while re-training yourself to replace those feelings with love & compassion for the world around you.
Our Inner Being/Our God doesn’t feel anything other than love and
has NO rules on what we should or shouldn’t do.
So chill out for God’s sake and get aligned quickly!
Perception really is everything but most of the time we’re wrong in guessing what other’s are thinking about us. However, sometimes we are right – and that is when the art of letting go and moving on comes in handy.
Understanding that your life will never be perfect – but living an authentic, peaceful and happy life without all the stipulations society puts on us and the shit we put on ourselves is within our reach. Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks – just work on being a better you and the rest will magically appear and a new season will soon arrive.
Perfection Does Not Exist – So STOP Trying!
Awareness is the Key to Success Just Let It Happen!
Peace & Love My Friend!