We all purport to despise hypocrites and to feel effortlessly superior when we read and view yet another example of corporate double standards and self justification – whether it comes from a travel operator, a supermarket chain, a strategic health authority, a police spokesperson or the Crown Prosecution service.
But I want you to pause for a moment. And to have the wisdom to appreciate that we each of us are the biggest hypocrites of them all. For all of us need to construct a sense of ourselves as consistent, moral and balanced. And in the aspects of our life that are important to us – that we are definitely better than average. And when we are faced with the tautological truth that we can’t all be better than average – we will retreat from a small awkwardness borne of a brief confrontation with reality into a calm smile. We will give ourselves a congratulatory pat on the back and move on – comfortable in our delusion and hypocrisy.
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by Sophia Yasmeen
When I reflect on my balance..... I find that I have many facets of my life. I have the area reserved in my life for work, an area reserved for my relationships, an area reserved for my spirituality, an area reserved for service and for play and enjoyment. How do I keep a balance of all these aspects of my life? I begin with the first step of balance and I centre myself going inside becoming still. I detach myself from the world of action and busyness and I enter that quiet pure core of I the soul. This centredness is the seed of my balance. From this place of peace I can clearly sense where I am going. But something
else also happens when I experience peace and full of spiritual qualities.... I begin to do things for the right reasons and that is a seed of balance. When I do things for the right reasons I will always stay balanced. When I work from a place of integrity, from a place of care and generosity, my work will never overwhelm me. However, if I work to be approved of others, if I strive to make myself important then that will become the seed behind my actions. I will become tired and unbalanced. If I experience my spiritual life to replenish to dive into something deeper, to enter the quiet beautiful presence of I the soul then I will be replenished by that. But if I use my spiritual life as an escape from action, I will lose my balance and spend too much time away from the world. When I use play to refresh and enjoy the people around me to be free like a child,, I will be refreshed by that play. If I used it to get away from responsibly, I will lose my balance. Balance happens
when I do things for the right reasons. Getting cantered is the beginning of a balanced life.
Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter. Enjoy.
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