Because, why not? What else are you going to do with this life? Keep making excuses for why you perceive yourself as less than perfect and make the same mistakes over and over again?
How quickly any of us would reach higher and higher states if we simply vowed to not make the same mistake twice. Ah, but how much the ego enjoys its mistakes and takes pleasure in blaming others and seeking selfishly.
Why is it so hard to learn from mistakes? And to really learn means behavioral change – it means to learn from the mistake in such a way that it never happens again!
What mistakes do you keep making over and over again? What mental soundtracks are you playing that would be best to let go of?
And also, on the flip side, how do you want to grow spiritually? Which virtues do you wish to embody and manifest more abundantly?
How would you like to be more virtuous? What traits would you like to rid yourself of, and what traits would really like to exemplify?
Personally, i’ve noticed this body is inclined towards greediness, so that’s definitely something to work on! Especially consuming food, ahh it can be so greedy! Alas, it is getting better at sharing food too! Also, gratitude! Can always be more grateful for the abundance 🙂
Stealing, as far as taking without asking goes, is something i could also work on. And this asking refers to asking of the Soul and God if whatever is going to be had is appropriate. Also, for example, it’d be awesome to actually ask the belly if it’s hungry before the body puts food into it! “Hey belly, you want some food? How’s this apple? Yes?” And if it says no, to listen to it! The body knows much.
So on the positive side, to cultivate…
Truthfulness! For me, this currently means being very cautious with the word. For example, if i say, “I’m going to go to the bathroom,” that is already murky waters. Because, who knows, meteor might strike before this body makes it to the bathroom, or heart attack, or who knows! The point is, who knows? God only knows! So really, the appropriate thing to say would be, “God willing, I’m going to go to the bathroom.” And then, whatever God wills, God Wills. And the Truth abides!
Love, Love, Love
Courage and Willingness…let us all take a fearless moral inventory, with total self-honesty, and act accordingly.
Peace, Peace, Peace. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti