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Naked Humanity

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. -Suzanne Somers, Actress.

So you've done something wrong. It keeps gnawing away at you. You keep burying it deeper. You rationalize why you did what you did but it keeps poking away. It wakes you up in the middle of a deep sleep. It invades your peace of mind. You get mad every time you think about it. You blame the circumstances of those who "made" you do it.

Eventually you run out of ways to make it okay. It tackles you to the bed. You pull up the sheets as the anger turns to depression. You start to wonder if a drink or a pill will make it just go away and it does...but for how long? The bottle doesn't seem to be deep enough and before you know it you're further down the wrong path. It all seems to be slipping down the hill quickly.

You come to the realization that life is like a game of shoots and ladders. One minute you're climbing to the top and discovering the best of who you are and the next minute your dropping through a trap door and plunging into the abyss. What was the tripping point? Where did it come from? Was it a sudden event or was it like a cobra laying low in the grass for hours just waiting to pounce?

Suddenly one day it just seems so clear. You see all the silly things that you do in those moments of weakness and compromise. How you hurt other people just to self-satisfy and get ahead. In the moment, you never see the cloud building over your head. The one you create. Eventually it cracks wide open and floods your life. You know you caused it. Now the tough part.

You become conscious of your actions. Your awareness makes you cringe in embarrassment. How could you have? You punish yourself and wonder if there's possibly anybody that's as bad as you are. Well the simple answer is that of course there is. You could be any one of us because nobody can avoid this roller coaster. It's part of the human endeavor. More importantly, it's the essence of the journey.

So why pick up the stones and throw them unless you're willing to bounce one off your own noggin first. Instead recognize the opportunity that humility can bring. Brought to a low point you just might be able to see your greatest chance yet. A time to bet on you. A time to be free. Spread your wings and jump into the upstream. Not worrying about how the world will judge you.

You see it's never too late to forgive yourself. Why get mad at the judges? Understand that they're yet to arrive where you are. Lay bare your faults and strip your humanity naked to world and tell somebody else it's going to be okay. Start over again. Reset the switch to the beginning and be thankful for your stumbles. There has been many a brick mason that has tripped before you only to rise again to build a fortress!

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