The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it. – Bill Nye, The Science Guy
How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? – Woody Allen
We are pretty strange creatures and the world is a pretty strange place.
& it doesn’t matter if you are hung up on logical rationalism or professing an ancient set of beliefs handed down from god. You still cannot know what is going to happen tomorrow with 100% certainty.
As humans we are capable of both logic and transcendent visions. We are capable of great humility and grandiose arrogance.
I meet so many people who carry their mistakes like a giant sack of rocks. It weighs the down, and every time an unwanted pattern repeats itself they use that sack of rocks to beat themselves half to death.
It doesn’t matter if they call those mistakes sin or rational fallacies.
We are not meant to be this way. We all make mistakes. All of us, at sometime or another, allow our natural instincts to overcome our perceived sense of who or how we are suppose to be.
It is not the end of the world.
The best method I have seen for overcoming what we might call “self-sabotaging” patterns isn’t to fight them, it is laugh at them.
You are not just thought. You are not a holy spirit. You are human. You poop and fart. You trip over things when you are not looking. You forget to pray or think before you act. You will believe someone who is lying to you. You will lose your keys. Your mind will wonder to fantasy. You will probably do some version of each of these things everyday.
Laugh, you are only human.
Find a way of being in the world that does not require constant self disparagement. And remember…