EMOTIONAL TIES BLIND US TO THE TRUTH ABOUT OURSELVES AND OTHERS

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By Guest contributor

Yesterday I asked a colleague; “If your father got into a fight with another man and you could see clearly that your father is the aggressor and clearly on the wrong, would you help your dad or the other guy in the fight”? He flatly told me he would beat up the other guy and defend his dad.

This is nothing unusual. We are loyal blindly to those whome we consider “ours”! Thats why it is very hard to speak the truth with people close to us-kids, spouses, parents etc.

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Jesus faced the same dilemma and because he knew the Truth is better for people than emotional or blood ties, he had to “deny” his family and all it entailed, in order to save them.

But the whole drama starts inside us. When we cant face the often ugly truth about ourselves, we cant even see it in others, especially those closest. We are bombarded with useless information that tells us to hide our ugly realities and expose only the acceptable sides of our lives. This double living is the source of all inner conflict and the cause of negative emotions and myriad of mental illnesses.

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Be willing to face yourself in reality. Accept all that you are now. It is the only way to go beyond and find your true nature, your reality before you were conditioned by the society.

Whatever you resist in your conciousness will always persist in your life.

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