Spotting hypocrisy is a sport these days, and I get it, it’s everrrryywhere so is an enticing pastime with plenty of fodder. If we are ourselves, perfect humans, in continued and complete integrity, perhaps we could comment voraciously. But none of us are. I’m not saying let’s stay quiet, not speak our minds, or call out at all. I’m suggesting that if this is done it comes from the right place. That we put kindness first then share thoughts through that filter. That we ask of ourselves, is what we are saying helpful?
I’ve had so many run ins with this over recent years. I’ve gotten myself into turmoil by losing my lens of kindness and having it fog up with rage. I’ve placed immediate action above the end goal. It takes awhile to come back from that. And I’ve learned that bringing some simple questions into play can bring immense insight. I’m still learning, as by nature I hate hypocrisy. But pointing the finger in, not out, is the perfect place to start, and the kindness we need to embody has to first embrace our own complexities and hypocrisies. I for one, could spend a lifetime just on this for myself!
Written with love,