Well. Here we are; it’s Monday once again. How many “ordinary, everyday, unassuming gurus” did you guru seeking tribe members spot last week? A dozen? Ten? Three? What do you mean, none?? That cannot be! Is not Ava an “everyday guru” by simply inquiring into the nature of the frailty of humanity? By seeking answers, she offers answers. (see below)
Quick question. You say that we have to look at the mess we’ve made of ourselves before we can clean it up. Can you explain that one more time? This stuff is fun, but also scary.
Thank you for all you do for us, Ava
Notice your tension when you try to cover up some supposed flaw about yourself that you do not want others to notice. Just notice the tightness. That tension and tightness is not healthy. In fact, it is harmful. Such tension is based on a false premise that there is something wrong with you. If you are willing to look directly at what you are trying to cover up, you will see that there really is nothing there that you cannot clean up. However, if you refuse to look, you reinforce the false feeling that you are flawed, and that can only lead to psychological problems.
It is the “fighting against yourself,” Ava, that causes you your problems. So many people believe they have to pretend they are someone that “they are not” in order to get ahead in life. That’s hogwash. You are perfect just as you are, warts and all! Begin with that, and there’s no mess that you cannot clean up.
You are welcome, and blessings to you Ava, Rob
If someone puts a rotten apple in your lunch bucket, you do not have to eat it. Don’t let anyone imply you are inferior. And don’t you dare imply that about yourself (or about others, either).
Love & blessings to all of you, Rob
PS Study your distress over your mistakes. Don’t try to avoid it. Don’t resist it. The solution you’re seeking comes when you look directly at it.