I am a saint.
I am an jerk.
I am God’s gift to mankind.
I am a menace to society.
I am the cause of pain and suffering.
I am a salve to the wounds of the world.
I am the full spectrum of life on this planet.
I am human.
I am Kevin.
I am all that.
The challenge of being all that, is accepting, what all that is. We will have good days, and bad days. We will be good to people, we will be bad to people. We will be idolized, we will be demonized. We will be all that.
To look at only the good things we do and say that defines our character is sugarcoating and a falsehood.
To look at only the bad things we do and say that defines our character is defeatist and a falsehood.
To say that we are simply the sum of our actions is to deny the power of a single act.
To say that we are defined by a single act is to deny the sum of our actions.
There is a sanskrit word, Maya, simply defined it means illusion, or more accurately delusion. Maya refers to the mental state in which most of us live, accepting the input that meshes with our world view and denying the input that clashes. We have a very easy time bringing in the like, the similar, those things that agree with us. And we have a very difficult time accepting those things that we have not programmed ourselves to accept. Maya is this illusion created by our filtering. The illusion is created by our accepting of things and rejecting other things to make up a reality our mind can believe. But maya is not the truth.
Accept that you will have be good and you will be bad. You will be saintly and you will be a sinner. You will have good days and you will have bad days.
Or, as stated in the immortal words of U2
Some days are dry, some days are leaky
Some days come clean, other days are sneaky
Some days take less, but most days take more
Some slip through your fingers and onto the floor
You are all that, and that is exactly what you are intended to be. Embrace the experience and open your process to accept the things that don’t always mesh. A full experience of life is happening all around you, your job is to stop denying it. Be All That.