Inspiration of the Day by JoAnn Aparo Neurath
Big Pine Key, Florida Keys
We must learn that anything in us that does not want us to see the truth about our actual unenlightened condition is itself a part of what is punishing us. You can do so much better, it may taste bitter at first, but in order to heal the hidden hurt in us, this self-truthfulness is the front runner toward your spiritual betterment.
A few helpful insights I have learned along the way; don’t close your eyes to the fact what we call being sorry for our bad behavior really just means that you don’t want to be bothered anymore by those who have been troubled by your unpleasant manifestation. Take a look at your ego! Stop hurting those who are near and dear to you. Open your eyes to the fact that just because you have mastered hiding some character flaw in you (admitting it is a huge first step), doesn’t mean that it has stopped hurting those around us who cannot avoid being subjected to it. Pause with the intention of welcoming the light of truth and then leave truth to take care of the rest.