This was a lesson I had to learn the hard way. I did not know how far away I was from myself until I started looking inward with as much honesty as I could gather. I had many relationships that were filled with fights and discontent, and in part this was my doing, because I was disconnected from myself in a way that forced me to create layers instead of coming forward with truthful vulnerability. I did not know that these layers created friction between me and other people, I did not know that these layers increased my burdens and moved me further away from myself and others, I did not know that there is a softness that comes with honesty and authenticity that allows two people to connect deeply.
I am not perfect and have never claimed to be so, but these days are different. After much inward observation and release, I do my best to come forward with what is real within me in a way that is compassionate towards myself and others. I do my best to live in a way where I am consistently undoing and eliminating the alienation between me and the underlying truth of nature.
Know that honesty creates intimate connections and decreases the turbulence of life, while dishonesty always creates distance and problems that have to be dealt with at a future time. Ending your personal internal alienation through honest self observation, ideally with a practice (Vipassana meditation is what helped me) that assists you in going inward, will help you live a life of truthfulness, goodwill and love. Sending love to all beings. May we all be happy and free.
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