Wednesday, November 16, 2011
There is a debate that always seems to wage on about ethics. This doesn't really make sense to me, let me explain why. When it comes to being impeccable with our words it should start with those we have relationships with. The one with whom we have a relationship that has the most impact on the quality of life we lead is with ourselves.
In my experience, this is where the breakdown starts and it always amazes me that this is where most people have the biggest issue in being honest and open. We tell ourselves the most amazing things to support what we want to believe or to justify what we want to see or don't want to see or believe.
Isn't utterly stunning what we let ourselves believe? I wonder why? Are we afraid that something will change if we see/believe things differently that would effect how we value ourselves or others, or even stranger, would it effect the way we value items, titles or recognition that alters our self image or selfworth if we accept things as they are instead of as we want?
Being honest with ourselves could be so simple as to admit when mistakes are made and not looking to blame. Owning your own situation does not mean putting ourselves down either. Integrity with ourselves also includes accepting ourselves as human, as imperfect beings and no different from anyone or anything else. If you aren't making mistakes then you aren't doing much.
Having an open or transparent relationship with ourselves would also include allowing us to accept that our perspective is limited and that the world does not see things as we do, so we take being right and wrong out of the value scale. We simply are miracles of creation. What an amazing miracle we are! If we are miracles then so is everyone else. With that said, perhaps a little personal internal honestly could go a long way.
How can being completely honest about our place in the whole of things, accepting insignificance, have a positive influence on self image? How could it help eliminate prejudice and assumption about others? Do we have the right to tell ourselves untruths about our world if it limits our beliefs and value about others?
Does it parallel Self centered vs. Selfless?
I would love to hear your thoughts on this. Am I being to eccentric here?
May you find a loving and real relationship with you. May you have a good laugh at your own belief systems today. (It's refreshing and liberating, I promise.)
Peace and good laughs to you and yours,
Posted by WilyBCool at 6:17 PM