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Are You Broken?

Posted By: Randy GageJuly 18, 2018

You probably believe you’re broken.  And you probably feel that, even if the rest of the world doesn’t have a clue.  But you think you know the truth…

Because you know every jealous thought you ever had.  Every mistake you ever made.  And you know every imperfection in your face and body.

But here’s what you may not know…

Everyone has said and done things they regret.  If you met most movie stars without their makeup, PhotoShop and lighting, you wouldn’t even recognize them.  If we use your criteria, everyone is broken.

There’s no tragedy in the fact that you’ve made mistakes along the way, or done things you wish you didn’t.  We all have.  The real tragedy would be descending into self-loathing and staying there.

You're not broken.  You’re simply in the Humanity 101 class, learning the curriculum.

So instead of thinking yourself “broken” and needing to be fixed, let’s view it in a much more empowering way.  It isn’t really about fixing yourself, but evolving yourself.  The joy is not in being perfect.  The joy comes from aspiring to become the best possible version of yourself.

Ain’t it great!

-RG

9 comments on “Are You Broken?”

  1. Becoming is an endless road to nowhere, it is ego's way of trying to get rid of the feeling of 'not being good enough' which it cannot do by Becoming anything. Each one of us is driven by unconscious forces we know nothing about, and as Carl Jung states....Until the unconscious is made conscious it will direct your life and we will call it fate.

  2. The feeling of inadequacy (broken, as you have stated) that most people feel starts from birth. Your parents are constantly trying to mold you into someone they want you to be and are not shy about chastising you if you do not meet their expectations. Next, most Americans buy into the bullshit of religion and the idea of Original Sin (I was born into a Catholic family and Catholicism is notorious for making you feel like a worthless piece of shit because of the sin of Adam and Eve - some really crazy bullshit). Then, our educational system tries to get you to conform by several different methods. Your group of friends will only allow you in the group if you think, act, and dress as they do. Your place of employment continues with conformity by using such methods as performance evaluations and herd mentality. And the whole time you watch television (which is an average of 5 hours a day for most people) you are bombarded with advertising stating you will die alone, lonely, and unloved if you do not purchase their products. With this type of negativity constantly bombarding you, it is no wonder why most people have no self-esteem.

    1. I don't get original sin. It supposedly starts in the garden if Eden with the serpent tricking Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. But, the serpent told the truth that eating from it made them godlike knowing good and evil. Why is being like god a sin?

  3. I see so many people living their lives trying to be perfect. No one gets it all right. We are all human and we all make really big mistakes. So what. Leave the past in the rear view mirror where it belongs. Life begins when you stop worrying about what other people think of you. God doesn't make junk. You are a miracle on its way to happen. Know that there is a God who loves you more than you can ever know love to be. You are not alone. Everyone has a story and it will have a happy ending. The picture of you will be a masterpiece one day.

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  • 9 comments on “Are You Broken?”

    1. Becoming is an endless road to nowhere, it is ego's way of trying to get rid of the feeling of 'not being good enough' which it cannot do by Becoming anything. Each one of us is driven by unconscious forces we know nothing about, and as Carl Jung states....Until the unconscious is made conscious it will direct your life and we will call it fate.

    2. The feeling of inadequacy (broken, as you have stated) that most people feel starts from birth. Your parents are constantly trying to mold you into someone they want you to be and are not shy about chastising you if you do not meet their expectations. Next, most Americans buy into the bullshit of religion and the idea of Original Sin (I was born into a Catholic family and Catholicism is notorious for making you feel like a worthless piece of shit because of the sin of Adam and Eve - some really crazy bullshit). Then, our educational system tries to get you to conform by several different methods. Your group of friends will only allow you in the group if you think, act, and dress as they do. Your place of employment continues with conformity by using such methods as performance evaluations and herd mentality. And the whole time you watch television (which is an average of 5 hours a day for most people) you are bombarded with advertising stating you will die alone, lonely, and unloved if you do not purchase their products. With this type of negativity constantly bombarding you, it is no wonder why most people have no self-esteem.

      1. I don't get original sin. It supposedly starts in the garden if Eden with the serpent tricking Eve to eat from the forbidden tree. But, the serpent told the truth that eating from it made them godlike knowing good and evil. Why is being like god a sin?

    3. I see so many people living their lives trying to be perfect. No one gets it all right. We are all human and we all make really big mistakes. So what. Leave the past in the rear view mirror where it belongs. Life begins when you stop worrying about what other people think of you. God doesn't make junk. You are a miracle on its way to happen. Know that there is a God who loves you more than you can ever know love to be. You are not alone. Everyone has a story and it will have a happy ending. The picture of you will be a masterpiece one day.

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