Just be true, mainly to yourself …

„If you pay attention to what you do and say, you can learn to feel a state of internal division and weakness when you are misbehaving and misspeaking. It’s an embodied sensation, not a thought. I experience an internal sensation of sinking and division, rather than solidity and strength, when I am incautious with my acts and words. It seems to be centred in my solar plexus, where a large knot of nervous tissue resides. I learned to recognize when I was lying, in fact, by noticing this sinking and division, and then inferring the presence of a lie. It often took me a long time to ferret out the deception. Sometimes I was using words for appearance. Sometimes I was trying to disguise my own true ignorance of the topic at hand. Sometimes I was using the words of others to avoid the responsibility of thinking for myself.“

Quoted from 12 Rules For Life by J B Peterson, check out via Youtube …

Yours from the Gold Coast in Queensland

phb

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Ex - teacher of English and German, retired since AUG 2015. Teacher at the DHPS Windhoek, Namibia, from 1988-2004. Living in North Germany near LG and at the Gold Coast in QLD Australia. German Language Adviser of the Goethe-Institut Sydney from 1998 - 2005, based in Brisbane, Education QUEENSLAND. Coordinator & Director at Fritz Reuter Gymnasium, Dannenberg (Elbe) from 2005 - 2012. Active blogger and active citizen plus digital nomad - from time to time ...

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