Dude, you stink, go take a shower!
It makes you want to laugh, doesn't it? And we think... how is that
But it is! Do you know why?
It's very easy to notice the problems, flaws and stinky smells of others
but when it comes to our own, that's a whole other story...
The other day a very dear person wrote to me asking me to be sincere
and write about all of the things I saw in her that I thought she could
change for the better.
Let me tell you, it takes a lot of courage to do something like that, for
if the person is a friend and wants our wellbeing, she will speak the
truth and as you know...the truth hurts, but if isn't taken for granted,
that pain will bring us great happiness for it will generate change.
I stayed thinking about her and I started my message with lots of
kindness with the intention of helping her and you know what?
Once I finished and began to read what I had written, there came the
shock and the slap in the face...
Everything I had written was for myself and do you know what's worse?
It seemed like I didn't want to believe it!
Immediately I wrote to another friend asking her the same thing, but
this time about myself.
She responded immediately and do you know what she said?
It's pretty obvious, isn't it? She said the same thing.
Now the question that I ask: How many times have you sent someone
to "go take a shower" when in reality you also needed to take one?
The problem is that many times we get used to the stinky smell.
For example, does the Paulista (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) smell the
stench of the the Tiete river? Of course no. He probably got used to
it and doesn't even sense it.
We are the same way, many times, we don't smell our own stench,
we don't notice or we don't want to notice our own weaknesses
and consequently we don't better ourselves, which is such a big waste.
My friend, do you want to evolve? Then practice this to. Lets dig
deep and uncover the roots that need to be cut off within ourselves.