PERFECTION HAS THE WRONG FOCUS
Perfection has the wrong
focus. Your focus should be on love. People who have a heart
full of love usually donít have a big problem with doing wrong
things all the time; instead, they focus on doing the loving
thing. When you focus on doing the loving thing, sins of
omission and commission usually arenít a problem.
When the focus of your
spirituality switches to love, the shackles of perfection fall
off. You throw away your spiritual scorecard, and love becomes
the controlling force in your life.
If you become obsessed with
spiritual perfection, it wonít be long before you are ensnared
in the web of self-righteousness. Itís an easy trap to fall
into, and usually you donít know you have been caught.
The trap is elegantly simple.
It works like this. Since you want to be perfect, you are
totally committed to being right all the time. People who agree
with your way of thinking and living are right. People who
disagree are wrong. You now are the self-appointed judge who
determines what is right and wrong for the entire world.
Unfortunately, the chance you are always right, and the rest of
the world is wrong, is zero.
The only escape from
self-righteousness is a double dose of humility and love. The
dose of humility reminds you that you are not the one who
decides what is right and wrong for the rest of humanity. The
dose of love reminds you that true spirituality is based on love
rather than on always being right.
The need to be right is a sign
of spiritual immaturity. When you give up your need to be
right, your focus shifts to love. Your heart becomes filled
with Godís love, and you pass that love on to everyone. You no
longer obsess on whether you are doing the right thing; instead,
you focus on whether you are doing the loving thing. This
change in focus liberates you from self-righteousness.
Excerpt from :
Zero Tolerance To
Negative Thinking : Good-by Depression - Hello Positive Mind
David J Abbott M.D.
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