Know, first, who you are. And then adorn yourself accordingly.
Sometimes, right after a podcast guest thanks me for the invite, I tell them “Oh no, you’re the one doing me a favor”. Some think I’m joking, but others can see that I am very serious.
, and the upcoming Hoomanist Community
are all focused on other people. It’s intentional. I needed to shift from trying to share my story to enabling other people to share theirs. Learning to be a better listener is my practice. But that’s the point: if I am being honest, if I am being really honest… “Helping others” is just another way to find personal meaning and purpose. If I drop all the rationalizations, isn’t almost everything I do about that?
If we can’t escape the mechanism of self-realization, the next best thing to do is to observe it. And to accept it. What’s wrong about doing something for yourself? Nothing, except lying about it. Once all the imaginary reasons and logical justifications are dropped, what remains is… yourself.
If you are being honest, if you’re being really honest, what do you consistently care about in life? What’s the reason behind anything you do?