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Feb
09

Keep’n it Real

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Just another reason why I breathe.
It’s an ego check.
AKA – a reality check.
Enlightenment is after all about “Keep’n it Real”.
Enjoy the quotes,
John

“There are no perfect human beings! Persons can be found who are good, very good indeed, in fact, great. There do in fact exist creators, seers, sages, saints, shakers, and movers…even if they are uncommon and do not come by the dozen. And yet these very same people can at times be boring, irritating, petulant, selfish, angry, or depressed. To avoid disillusionment with human nature, we must first give up our illusions about it.” ~ Abraham Maslow from Motivation and Personality 
 
As Rumi reminds us, “There is no worse sickness for the soul, o you who are proud, than this pretense of perfection.”

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3 Responses to “Keep’n it Real”


  1. February 13, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    The Maslow quote is wonderful. Thank you!

    I’m often bored, irritated, petulant, selfish, angry or depressed – and if there’s no one else around to inflict these state upon, I’ll do it on myself.

    More practice necessary!

  2. 2 johnherberger
    February 13, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Ain’t that the truth – if I’m not projecting it out onto someone else, I am often judging myself for being impresfect>
    Time to sit and give up my illusions about being human

  3. February 16, 2009 at 4:13 am

    Very nice, indeed.


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