“Every decision is made from a place of love or fear.” -Unknown
“The brain interprets fear and pain the same way.” – Tim Anderson
Going to work, creating a pattern, avoiding making ripples that could be good or bad…be braver than that. Try making an actual change. Own up to the bad choices you’ve made and don’t expect to just be forgiven. A weekend binge won’t kill ya, but how many weekends has that been your life? One white lie might go unnoticed, but how often do you have to lie? Why is that your life? There is nothing you can’t walk away from as long as you have your health- spiritual and physical-and there is nothing you can’t head toward.
If you choose to walk away, end the subject there. Fess up to having nothing more to gain from a situation, good or awful, and stop hurting the world because you are stuck. Change step and make that new direction your cause. Take one step toward being the person you think you can be or once thought you were.
And be honest. There is nothing so easily hurtful as deceit. Be better than that in word and deed, especially to yourself. Don’t promise yourself that you’ll change unless you will take action. Stop telling others what you think they want to hear and maybe the habit will carry over to your own mantras.
It is rare to hear an honest voice. But if you think you catch one on the wind, find it. Discover what’s there and could inspire you. Don’t beat yourself up if it’s hot air. Just change direction. And find a new teacher.