Do You Like Your Life Today?
More pertinently, do you like yourself? Happy with what you've become? Do you think you have developed some very important qualities? On the other hand, are there some extremely self-destructive attitudes or behaviors which you wish you didn't have — which you would very much like to change this minute?
Your reading The Mystic is a private experience. No one is watching your thoughts. You can be as honest with yourself as you want to be. There will be no test scores — the quality of your life is the only true test, after all. In this private and personal study you can create a better life, becoming the person you yearn to be through practice of the techniques and concepts revealed in this website.
However, a kind and unpretentious honesty is a necessary foundation. In many ways, it's fun to be honest. Abraham Lincoln, and other sages, said it's better to speak the truth because then you won't have to keep all your lies straight. Sincerity with yourself is the beginning of sincerity with other people! It is the bedrock of good will and mutual respect. If you can't be honest with yourself, you will find it very difficult to improve your life in any lasting way. All movement toward higher consciousness involves facing problems, shortcomings, and then being willing to make changes.
Of course it's difficult to be honest with ourselves. It's so easy to be self-deluded into thinking we are always in the right, we are always the offended party or hero from the "good side."
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