As the year draws to a close I am reflecting on things, as I think we tend to do. I expect 2015 to be my best year so far. In order for that to come to fruition, I know that reflection and correction are critical.
One of the things that I have realized is that in the past I have lied. I have lied a lot. I like to think that it was only when I was a kid. Or only as a young adult. Or certainly before I “woke up” a few years ago. Sadly, that isn’t really the case. I catch myself in lies even now.
The lie has one purpose. Self-protection. Well, without getting into a full spiritual discussion of lies and why they are there and where they originate, suffice it to say that the goal of self-protection is the core of why we buy into the lie. We lie to get our way. We lie to avoid conflict. We lie to protect others and thus ourselves. We lie to make ourselves look better. We lie to keep from doing the work.
This self-protection, however, is really a big myth. It is a big lie! Lying ends up harming more than helping. And the Truth shall set you free.
The mechanism of lying isn’t reserved for the school playground nor is it usually a boldfaced untruth we are telling someone else. The most prevalent lies are the ones we accept for ourselves or even tell ourselves. There isn’t enough. I made a mistake so I call myself a dummy. My results show that I am a fraud and my past successful performance was a fluke. I have lost my mojo. My abs should look better and when they do then everything will be great. I am gonna fix that next year.
Awareness is the beginning of correction. What are the lies you have been believing or even telling yourself? Love yourself enough to dig deep and look. Love yourself enough to find them, forgive yourself for them and then release them. This is a continual process as your awareness expands. But doing the work will improve your life in a way that is unprecedented for you. My great pleasure is in helping people see and do their work.