Watching myself on camera is always uncomfortable. Without fail, I always wonder “is that REALLY what I look and sound like?” Just last week, when I watched that video I recorded Chicago, I wondered why we interviewed Shrek’s blue cousin. And of course, there’s this. But I don’t think it’s just me. This insecurity seems to be a natural reaction from just about everyone I’ve ever met.
Even though we live in the same bodies and talk with the same voices everyday, we often are surprised when we actually get to see/hear ourselves. However, it’s not just about or appearance or our voice. The same thing applies to our personality and behavior. Despite literally being ourselves constantly, we rarely choose to reflect on the reality of who we really are and how we really act. That kind of self-reflection just isn’t natural. Not surprisingly, it’s shockingly easy to see yourself in a distorted way… both positive and negative.
This past weekend, Dave helped us get out of this pattern of self-deception called THE BOX. Do you remember the Matrix? He was like Morpheus, offering us the choice between the red pill and the blue pill. Now that you’ve heard the truth, you can choose to continue on like nothing ever happened, or you can make the choice to begin examining yourself and see what’s really going on. It’s certainly more difficult to see the truth, but your life and the lives of all those around you will get better if you weave the Six Threads Dave shared this past Sunday into the fabric of our lives.
Getting out of THE BOX!
Where do you start? A good place is to ask yourself the essential question of self-reflection: could it be me? As you reflect on conflicts from the past and your spirit in your interactions today, keep that question in the front of your mind. Make it a habit to ask yourself the question before you go down the path of “Stinkin’ Thinkin’.” As Dave said, these threads must become a part of who you are if you want to change.