You liked my last graph so much I thought I'd show you another one. This graph on one side says, "How holy you think you are." The bottom says, "How much of a dick you are." The red graph arrow goes diagonally upward sharply.
Many years ago when I was going through a very intense spiritual transition...
in other words...
I was trying very hard to be very spiritual...
my wife Lisa said these words to me:
"You're a terrible person when you're trying to be spiritual!"
That was one of the most profound teachable moments in my life.
Rather than just being who I was, I was trying to be someone I wasn't.
Lisa loves me when I'm me. Not when I'm trying to be spiritual.
I'm more loveable and likeable when I'm me. Not when I'm trying to be spiritual.
The funny thing is, when I'm trying to be spiritual, you aren't very loveable or likeable to me.
But when I'm just accepting who I am and being who I am, you are very loveable and likeable to me.
The huge lesson I learned that hard day was that love and acceptance increases in the world when I begin right here... by loving and accepting me as me.
You know what I'm talking about.