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,

Billy B


  1. I try to remember that I am but dust. Here today and maybe gone tomorrow. Dust can be blown away, so that takes some of the arrogance out. It also is a great equalizer when we realize we're all made of the same stuff. I am no better than anyone else. I just am. It seems to me that most people are full of them selves. We need to get over ourselves and care more deeply for others. Great thought provoking post! Sorry for rambling on too much!

  2. Love your ramblings! If I could do just one thing with my life it would be to help people see beyond themselves and open their hearts and minds to the bigger picture! To see that it's not about anyone of us, it's about living and giving. Not trying to find or define ourselves in any of it. Our lives are self evident and the main purpose of life is to live! Live with purpose.

    Thank you! ;D

  3. My first in your blog. Thanks to Old Geezer. :-) Good thoughts in this post. I'll be back, that's certain. Thanks for sharing. Blessings to you and yours.

  4. I'm learning to let my heart be broken on a daily basis. That means letting people in and stepping across that line where you really enter into their presence.

    It doesn't get more real than that. At least for me.

  5. Glad to have you Ellen! Thank you for the visit and the follow.

    Farawayeyes, yes, accepting all without reserve and without judgement is a great way to live. Thank you for sharing. It gives me hope to hear from those who see the bigger picture. ;D

  6. I don't think you are being eccentric at all. You are being honest and open with us all and most of all with yourself. If you can't be happy with the TRUE you, you would never be happy with anybody else, if you catch my drift.
    Oh and thank you for your comments on my blog once more.....LOVE it and your words are so true.
    ;-p x

  7. I think when we are humble enough to realize that the earth revolves around the sun, not us, is when the biggest blessings come. Great post!