The "our" loop

I have never been separate from myself even for a moment my whole life.
Is this a problem?

Image by  Will Simpson

Image by Will Simpson

Nobody hears our inner dialog (thankfully). We justify all my actions based on the situations we're in. This format a feeling of rightness or at least an excuse for our behavior. But this not the same curtsy we grant others. We feel others do things because of their character, because of who they are. 

This is the fundamental attribution error. We don’t understand causation or statistics and this fuels our separateness.

We miss out of so many opportunities for positive interactions by focusing to heavily on ourselves, our stories, our plans, our moods, our thoughts, our situational landscape, our level of education, our family dynamic, our job politic, our troubles. 

Our - our - our - we’ll never find peace unless we get of the treadmill of “our” and start to on focus on service.

Hope you have an awesome day!

Credits — Seth Godin

This journal is meant as a reminder to encourage my future self. Where I work on my mental fitness and ‘adulting’. A reminder to him to operate in the world with love and compassion and some tips put together in a moment of clarity to help him when he is less clear and caught up in stuff the he can’t control.  Continue the conversation anytime: will@kestrelcreek.com.