As a worldview revitalizer, I pay close attention to how we think. In doing so, I find that how we think is often in-congruent with how we live.
It is said that to err is human. Therefore, it’s not abnormal for us to be living in contradiction to what is true in multiple areas of our lives. What ought not to be common place is living out of sync with ourselves.
I once had a history professor who declared there was no truth to the degree that history was unknowable and facts unascertainable. Her very life was in contradiction to her belief. To make matters worse, she professed that plagiarism was an absolute moral wrong. She couldn’t fathom why her classroom of students thought plagiarism excusable under many circumstances.
If she wanted to believe that history was unknowable, that is her prerogative, but she ought to have gone all the way with it and found a different manner of employment.
Harmonizing our words and our actions
Today we have people who speak and live contradictions on a weekly if not daily basis. We don’t think before we speak and we say whatever comes in the moment only to contradict ourselves a few minutes later. We are careless with our words. We love things we moderately like or deplore things that we tolerate quite well.
When we do not take the time to be true to ourselves how can we expect others to trust us? Read more