Friday, February 19, 2016

Just Like Everyone Else

Listen Christian - we are broken and messed up just like every one else.

Forgiven and loved - yes. Perfect - no!

Our tenedency to want to appear perfect and hide our brokeness inhibits our spiritual growth and fosters addiction.. 

A practice to help break our perfectionism and lack of empathy is to think from time to time that we are just like everyone else.* 

Try this...
  • When you are stuck in traffic, note that you are frustrated, just like everyone else. 
  • When you have to wait in line, you are feeling impatient, just like everyone else. 
  • When you walk by someone who appears to be mentally ill on the street, you are mentally ill to a certain degree, just like the person you just walked by.
  • You are forgiven and loved, just like everyone else.
Try it. You will discover immediate empathy and oneness.

Practice based on an interview with Pema Chodron - See

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