#72 Conflicted? How To Overcome Inner Conflict
In this episode we discuss the conflicting desires that are keeping you back in life.
Desires that are incompatible and contradictory are the root cause of most of the areas in your life that are stale, stuck and causing you worry.
You know that project you've been meaning to start but just keep procrastinating on?? I'm willing to bet there are some conflicting desires that are keeping you in that stuck place.
For example, let's say you desire to write a book. It's your first book.
So you desire to write the book, but you also desire to write a wonderful (and heaven forbid.... perfect!) book, you desire for your friends to absolutely NOT think your book sucks, you desire to NOT put your reputation on the line, you desire to relax and vegetate in front of the TV when you get home from work etc etc.
Your 'first' of 'HIGHER' desire is to write a book, but all the other desires make doing what it takes to make your 'HIGHER' desire happen much more difficult.
These 'lower' desires for safety, guarantees, an easy life, perfection etc are CONFLICTING because you can NOT achieve your 'higher' desire without; risking derision and disapproval, accepting that there are no guarantees of any particular outcome occurring, giving up a certain amount of leisure time, and being OK with (and reminded of regularly!) your thorough (and inevitable!) IMperfection!
You cannot achieve a 'higher' desire without identifying, and sacrificing, the 'lower' desires that are in contradiction with it.
Nothing worth while comes easy! Sacrifice your 'lower' desires for ease, safety, perfection and approval..... and make your 'higher' desires reality!