Does your definition of lying include “omission”? Isn’t hiding, or not being up front about something just lying?
It’s an easy trap to fall into; telling little white lies, avoiding conversations, skirting the issues. It’s so much simpler to avoid some subjects, isn’t it? You may even believe your lies are helping to “keep the peace.”
In the short term, sure it’s easier. But at the end of the day we all have to be able to live with ourselves.
If you lie to others, that means you’re also lying to yourself.
It’s hard enough to trust other people, but what if you can’t even trust yourself?
Lies weaken you from the inside out.
Life will hand you many challenges, and getting through them will require unshakeable faith in yourself. Don’t weaken your faith, or break your own trust.
A committed daily practice of yoga and meditation wakes you up to your true behaviours. The distance between how you want to be acting and your actual behaviour becomes very uncomfortable.
The practice will help you make minute adjustments so it’s easier to stay on course in the long run. Don’t be afraid to look, don’t be afraid to change, and don’t be afraid to apologize.
Stay on the path.
What’s your addiction?
Addiction is about more than just substance abuse.
Addiction is, “the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.”
Addictions are a great way to take the focus off of what is eating you and go numb.
Numb won’t help. It gives you a very temporary reprieve from discomfort…very temporary.
Reframe your discomfort. When you feel like you’re in the hot seat, it means change is coming. Change is good! Get comfortable being uncomfortable. You don’t grow in your comfort zone.
One of the most unpleasant things I learned is that procrastination is an addiction. And chronic busyness simply masks that you are procrastinating.
Dissuasion is another addiction you might not want to face. Dissuasion is that voice inside your head you shouldn’t be listening to. It talks you out of doing the very things that are most important to you. The more times you talk yourself out of doing something, the less likely you are to do it.
The voices in your own head are often the greatest obstacles to fulfilling your dreams. Fill yourself with unshakeable faith. Fake it until you make it.
Your destiny lays somewhere behind your procrastination and your dissuasion.