Don’t be that person.
That guy who says one thing and does the total opposite.
Don’t be the gal who has artificial enhancements and cries how she wants a Real man.
Don’t be the dude who would strangle someone who put regular gas in his premium fuel only car, but is quick to pull into a greasy spoon over a healthier option.
Don’t be a Hypocrite!
Webster defines Hypocrisy as: the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one’s own behavior does not conform.
Does this sound like you?
I can Definitely think of some times when this was Me to the T.
How hypocrisy can poison our health and wellness works accordingly.
Think about the times during childhood when one of your parents told you not to do something and you later saw them doing that very thing.
This is usually the first way it effects the psyche.
It leads to confusion and uncertainty. Now I’m not saying you need to call your parents and blame them for all of your flaws…that would be silly and impractical.
My point is that the disconnect between your thoughts and actions often start in your childhood.
To digress back to health and wellness, your hypocritical acts can throw you off of your center, causing an imbalance to your mind, body and spirit.
You want fried chicken, you know it’s bad for you, but you eat it anyway. Then you turn around and tell someone else how eating healthy is one of the most important things they should do.
If you have any bit of moral compass to yourself, this can start to mess with your head, especially when it’s pointed out to you.
Hypocrisy hates being exposed for what it is, because there is a lot of ego entangled at its core. Ego, according to some, represents the “false self” and not the Real you (soul, spirit).
If you take that into account you can see how your words can be different from your actions.
“I know what’s good for everyone else, it just doesn’t apply to me.”
“I know I’m not taking care of myself the way I should be, but I have the time to put correction to it.”
“If certain things aren’t going the way I would like them to go in life, I need to comfort myself with things that will give me temporary relief.”
“Do what I say, don’t do what I do.”
“I’m strong enough and have enough time to turn it around (when it’s worth it).”
Those are a few of the things that swirl around as logic to a mind that’s dominated with hypocrisy. If you add depression to that, it’s like supercharging a rocket.
A Solution? Really??
But if you’re struggling with hypocrisy (and a little depression), it might call for some good old fashioned honesty.
Honesty to yourself about your situation, your thoughts and your actions.
We were not born to contradict ourselves. We came to into this life in a state of pure consciousness. Truth. Before the conditioning of the world and the ego took over.
Honesty is where to start because it gets you back to a state of practicality.
“If I keep doing this, then this will eventually happen.”
“I must not value myself, otherwise I wouldn’t do this, knowing how much it effects me negatively.”
“I honestly know better, therefore I should do better.”
Honesty is how you begin the war on hypocrisy.
Don’t let it destroy your health and wellness.
Eat right because you know you should. Rest well because you know you should. Exercise because you know you should.
Don’t save and reserve these lessons for other people when you’re not doing these things yourself.
Help YOURSELF and clear yourself from the poison of hypocrisy.
What are some of the ways that hypocrisy has sabotaged your best interest?
Let me know!