Excuse me, but is there a stick in my eye? Part 3
"The purposes of a man's heart are deep waters, but a man of understanding draws them out."
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As I said in the first post, I have never understood why mankind was not given the ability to see ourselves as others see us. Why are we able to see the faults and foibles of the rest of mankind, but turn a blind eye to our own problems?
I'm beginning to think that the quest for knowledge and real truth is not just in a book, but deep down in the darkest recesses of our psyches. There is more room for exploration and discovery between our ears, than there is all of the deepest jungles of the world. The real purgatory lies in a numb life without any self-examination, just a continually mourning of your sad state, but avoiding at all costs the ultimate answer inside of you.
Still, I don't think that it is possible to come face to face with all that we are at one time. In that instance too much truth is not a good thing. I don't think our self-identity can handle that without taking a real beating.
I know as a married guy, sometimes my faults are pointed out to me-not in a bad, abusive way, my wife is not a nag. But if I start to feel like I can't do anything right, or feel picked on, I let my wife know I have had enough. Without the hope that something inside of you is right and that you are not a complete and utter waste of genetic material, it is hard to keep on living.
I also think we have been programmed with internal psychological gates that keep us from seeing ourselves as we really are. These were put there by society, our mothers, the media, who ever you want to blame, someone has taught us not to ourselves clearly.
In Part 4 We will examine some of these barriers...