Do you try to justify everything in your life? No matter the mistakes or choices you make you always have a reason for your actions. Many of us do this to try to create a false sense of security. The truth is no action that is taken by us should need justification. When we act from a place of love or from our true self everything flows and we never need to justify the actions we have taken.
The reason we seek to justify is to placate the Ego, the Ego makes wrong decisions all the time because the decisions are based on instant gratification and embellishing itself. So to take command of your thoughts the Ego needs to be able to justify everything it does. This is true no matter how wrong the decision is. We can always find a ‘good’ reason for our actions because it gives us comfort that we made the correct decision but by opening yourself up to your true self you’ll learn that there’s no need to justify for every action you take is in harmony with everything else in your life and in the world as a whole.
Some of the worst tragedies in the history of the world had justification for the actions they took and people bought into these justifications because it was more comfortable to believe the justification then to stand up to the tragedy they witnessed. We as a society need to speak up when we see wrong, we need to stop listening to the justification and start revealing the horror of the action.
On a smaller scale in our own lives we need to move away from our Ego and become more and more aligned with our true self (soul). Once this shift happens in our life we will begin to see how easily life flows in the natural course of things. This does not mean everything will go your way all the time. As I have written before, look to nature there is a natural rhythm there and as in nature there are fallow times and harvest times in all of our lives. By listening to our soul though we can even out the fallow times and still find joy when things are not going as well as we would like.
Remember that even in fallow times we can prepare for the next harvest. Through this preparation we can be stronger than we were before. Let go of the need to justify your actions, move closer to your true self and discover the true joy that is missing in your life.
Till next time,
Quote of the day: “When we listen to our true self there is never a need to justify our actions. Move away from the Ego and the need to justify and you will discover true joy!”