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Don’t fool yourself – if you are trying to fool yourself, you will not be able to reach the best version of yourself that you can. #beyourownguru #BYOG

Video Transcription…

Today let us come to the most important place you need to be honest. And that is with yourself.

I’ll give you an example of how important this is.

I was doing yoga once and I was very tired, actually, and so I found myself doing the movements but not really stretching myself. And nobody could tell whether I was putting in maximum effort or not because we’re all different so I could have been doing yoga to the best of my ability from an outside perspective, but I suddenly realized I was not.

I was just pretending that I was all stretched out. And then I also realized simultaneously that that was helping no one, least of all of myself.

And so this is the critical reason to be honest with yourself. Because at the end of the day if you aren’t nobody in the world is going to be harmed except you.

You will not be able to function at you’re utmost. You will not be able to reach the best version of yourself that you can.

So, in the example, I promptly cast aside my tiredness because I figured if I was there, I would be better off putting in 100% of effort and getting the best out of that class.

And so I did and I did. And that is true of life.

If you step up to the plate, if you acknowledge to yourself that you want to do this and you want to do it to the best of your ability, then just do it.

Don’t pretend to do it because it doesn’t help anything. Least of all, it doesn’t help you.

And when you can be honest with yourself that bodes very well for your relationships that are around you and your success with things in your life. Because here’s the thing, even if you are fooling everyone else you cannot fool yourself or you can fool yourself to your own detriment.

Because there is nothing you need to prove to yourself, there is nothing you have to whitewash for yourself, and if you believe otherwise then really examine that.

Why do you need to whitewash? What do you fear?

If you fear yourself, then let me give you reassurance! There’s nothing to fear!

It is you.

There’s no seething underbelly that is present that you don’t have control over. And that’s the point. There is no entity inside of you that is going to somehow break loose and create chaos.

Not when you’re conscious.

And actually that’s the reason to be conscious. So that you don’t have unexpected, horrifying things is springing up at you from yourself. Of all people!

So today, just think about where you are pretending and why? And how can you stop doing that and start really stretching yourself.