Lesson I’ve Learned #121
Perfectionism is a compensation for inferiority.
I developed my perfectionism as a child to get a sense of control for feelings of overwhelming powerlessness.
I thought, “If I’m perfect, I can avoid feeling shame, judgement, and abandonment.”
Lesson I’ve Learned #122
I like Buddha a lot.
I like Christ a lot.
It’s noteworthy that Buddha was not a Buddhist, and Christ was not a Christian.
My goal is to walk the path of Christ and Buddha.
This is different from following the dogma laid by others in their wake.
Lesson I’ve Learned #123
In my experience, people who insist on using vague and abstract language do so to cover up their oppressive interpersonal power games.
Lesson I’ve Learned #124
The quality of my relationships, my parenting, and my life has never been higher than my level of personal development.
I’ve not found a way to be rich in life and poor in soul (and I did look for it, quite extensively).
Lesson I’ve Learned #125
I used to love telling people “the truth.” And my assessments were often right.
Now I realize telling people truths they aren’t ready or willing to hear is about my ego.
It’s a way to avoid my own issues, or worst of all, project my issues onto them.
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