Fooling Yourself

 

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“Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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We all lie, we lie to ourselves. We are lying to ourselves because we seek comfort. We are lying to ourselves because we are afraid of the unknown. A lie is something that we make ourselves believe in order to make life a little easier.

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Lies are often something we tell when we want to protect ourselves. The desire to protect is a response to something that you fear. The more you acknowledge your fears, the less you need to lie.

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Everyone has tunnel vision to some extent. Realising that your truth is just that – your truth. You are deceiving yourself by thinking that the way you see the world is the only way to see the world. It is this kind of narrow approach that gets people into endless arguments from which they will not back down, as they try to enforce their reality onto others, denying the reality of anyone else.

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Sometimes, you know you are lying to yourself but the inner voice that is urging you to deceive yourself screams more loudly. Allow yourself the space to spot the lies you tell yourself so you can overcome the worst of this habit and begin to lead a more rewarding life.

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We are always locked in our own heads where everything we do makes sense. Look at yourself objectively today….. try seeing what you look like from the outside for a bit..

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“You have to look at yourself objectively. Analyze yourself like an instrument. You have to be absolutely frank with yourself. Face your handicaps, don’t try to hide them. Instead, develop something else.”
Audrey Hepburn

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