Recently I've been so obsessed over being honest with yourself about who you are as a person. I think that with all the changes going on in my life, it's been hard to for me to balance the outside world with my own inner being. But I'm always up for a challenge and it's clearly been an effort that I happy to have to go through. I know it's so damn hard to sit with oneself and really take a look within to figure out what's going on. But it's something I feel so strongly about, that I will always find time to do it myself, and try to motivate others to do as well. I am one of those guys that really believes in sayings like: "you can not truly love others until you love yourself" and "to thy'n own self be true".
My mother used to always tell me and my brother and sisters to "take care of you, and if you do that you'll take care of me". All she ever wanted of us was to do what's best for ourselves. And she knew, that when you do that honestly, you end up taking care of everyone and every thing around you. It's like the concept of eating perfectly clean. If you truly do so, you can eat as much as you want and you'll always be healthy. This is the case because your body will never crave more than what it needs if you are doing the right thing. If you treat yourself wonderfully, are honest and open with yourself, you will inevitably be honest and open and loving to others.
But what is the easiest thing to do in this situation? Lie to yourself. It is probably the most common thing I can think of when it comes to self-analysis to lie to oneself. Why is this the case? Well, the easiest response is that it's really crappy to accept that you have negative qualities abut yourself! Why on earth would I go around admitting to sucking at something? In my mind I want to be perfect, really good at the things I like, incredibly attractive in all the senses of the word. But the truth of the matter is that every single person on Gods earth has something negative about them. It doesn't matter how good you are, or how well-intentioned a person you are, there is something (probably many things) about you that just ain't that great. Does this mean you suck as a person? For most people, no. It just means you aren't perfect. Duh! Who is? Nobody!
I've given all sorts of ways to give yourself a better chance of being honest with yourself over the past year of blog posting. But in the end, there is nothing myself, or anyone can do to help you get there. It is YOUR choice to be the person you truly want to be. All I can always talk about is not bull shitting yourself, ever. It's hard, but aren't moist things that are important? And imagine the payback for being honest with yourself! You'll have stronger relationships and friendships, you'll be better at what you do, you'll enjoy your life so much better! Obviously you could play the whole "ignorance is bliss" card and be perfectly "happy" the rest of your life being a moron. Well, I guess I don't have an argument for that, and I honestly don't feel like I should have one.
Anyway, enough ranting away. I just think this is something we should all make sure we focus on a little on a regular basis. It's so easy to distract yourself or lose sight of who you are with all the crazy things life throws at you. But if you take the time to make sure you're taking care of YOU, then perhaps you'll have a better chance of being a honest person. Acknowledge the stupid things you do, the ignorant and negative habits you might have. The more you can acknowledge these things, the easier it will be to deal with them and maybe become a little better!
Here's to a better, more honest life!
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