29 January 2007

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“No deception is more dangerous than self-deception.”

Have you ever withheld something from yourself or someone else because you were afraid or didn’t know how to handle a situation? Have you ever tried to convince yourself that something or someone wasn’t as it or they seemed? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions, then you’ve participated in the aforementioned quote. It’s nothing to be ashamed; instead something to be aware of. We’ve all done it and we all continue to do it, but now that you have this quote in your head, maybe it can and will prevent you from continuing this practice.

Our integrity is something we all value and something that defines us as whom we are, so it’s important to not delude ourselves into thinking we’re more or less than whom we are. It is monumentally important that we not allow ourselves to be pigeon-holed into thinking that we can skate through life unaccountable in some way for what we do; how we do it; and to whom we do it. Each us of has our day of reckoning coming and we all need to find ways to come clean and not continue to walk a path of self-destruction. We are no more or less better than the next person and putting someone down in any capacity to make ourselves look/feel better is harmful to both the offender and the offended. We live in trying times and it’s only been a couple weeks since we; or at least many of us celebrated the late Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday, so let’s continue to carry his words and what he stood for forward in order to make ourselves and this world a better place.

11 comments:

chele said...

Good points. Great post.

BZ said...

You know. I come here and I read. And, I think to myself, "She said it just right." So much so, that I have a hard time saying anything else but that I agree and I love the way you said it! :-) I'm with you, sis!

Debo Blue said...

I agree w/BZm, after reading some of your posts my mouth is open and I'm nodding my head saying, "Amen".

Great post!

Terry said...

True, things are not always as they seem, but they're even worse when we try and conceal them from our selves.

It's amazing what works when you place all your cards on the table.

Honey-Libra said...

Very good post.

Royce's Daughter said...

Oh how accurate you are here!!! This was a great post...THANKS for the reminder

Blu Jewel said...

chele - thanks...it's not always easy trying to find the right things to post about, but i'm glad you're enjoying them


bz - i'm trying to be very proactive with myself, my thoughts, and i'm happy that my sharing these words is making a mark and difference.

debo - *smile* reaching people with words is another effective method of communication

terry - my mellow; my man. you inspired this post cause you're always keepin it gangsta even when you might not want to. and as you said, "it's amazing what works when you place all your cards on the table" truth is a powerful commodity.

honey - glad you were feelin it

royce - i appreciate your feedback and thanks for the stop by

Rosemarie said...

I all about being free -- from deceiving others and myself.

Thanks for sharing some powerful truths.

urban butterfly said...

well said! I know I've been guilty of the quote. It's good to be aware of both your positive and not-so-positive qualities.

Susan Abraham said...

Many people cannot take the slightest criticism Blu if you mean withholding something. Though everything you're saying is correct of course. :-)

blaqrayne said...

Very good point. This is something that I honestly have never really given much thought.