Saturday, March 8, 2008
being who we are
helo... with one l... i'm feeling gentle today... :)
most of the time when i would hear people say 'you have to accept and love yourself ', i would shiver.
it just did not sound right.
probably it is because i associated it with looking at the pimples in the mirror, or the extra love you had on your belly, and saying 'i love myself anyway'. i never thought that was the reality of a person so... that helped me out!
the other day i was reflecting in the tube while coming back home.
and i thought that it takes a lot of guts to accept who we are as a person.
it is hard to be who we are. we have to fight two battles, first one within, then one with the outside world.
accepting the fact that we are not perfect, that we are wrong 99% of the time, that we have to really get rid of self if we want to have any chance to be right, and in that case it would not even be because of us but because we received guidance! it is like the total reduction of ego.
on top of that we have to get over the idea that people will think (once we have chosen to stand for what is right, even though we are far from being right) we are hyopcrits.
that requires a lot of courage, because nobody wants to appear as fake or as having double standards.
but at the end we have to just accept that it is a struggle worth living.
i feel there is nothing more hard, testing, painful and at the same time refreshing and memorable for a person than standing for what is right.
all we need is courage.
roaaaaaaaaaar! and there goes my being gentle...
end of 25th post