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September 15, 2008

Involvement

Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 9:03 am

How often have you heard or used the expression, “I don’t want to get involved”? For some people avoidance is a way of life. Such was the case for me. I would always be more comfortable as an observer on the periphery. I would always help when asked, but rarely offered unrequested assistance. To me it was giving people their privacy – something that I cherished.

Some people won’t ask for help. In the past, I was one of them. I carefully disguised any request I made so that it wouldn’t resemble me needing help, but deep down I knew that’s exactly what I needed. The result of this omission was that I didn’t get the help I wanted because I was too proud to admit that I needed it. People are not mind readers.

This practice is refusal to get involved with your own life. It’s a “Pollyanna” approach that falsely assumes everything will magically work out with no action on your part.

Getting involved with yourself goes well past meeting the wants and desires of the ego. It challenges you to admit to the human fear of being exposed, and leads you to discover the part of you that worships no false Gods. When you find this part of you, the outer walls come tumbling down and there is no “made up” you to hide anymore. You are open for inspection.

From this open perspective, you can ask for what you need without a hidden agenda of misrepresenting your request. That’s because you’ve chosen to allow people to see your true nature and true intent. This allows for more authentic responses because you are making more authentic requests.

Getting involved with yourself requires some action. The action is to dismantle, brick by brick, the façade you built that keeps your true nature from showing.

When we remove the window dressing of the ego and get involved with ourselves, we find a natural connection to others and their needs, and they to ours.

The longer you remain separate and apart, the more you believe in separation.

Getting involved begins first by recognizing there is more to you than a wall to keep people away. Next, your involvement has you take down that wall so that there is nothing to hide.

Honesty becomes our natural state when we remove the barriers and become involved. From a position of honesty, we can easily ask for assistance and respond to the needs of others without having to sacrifice a pseudo-self that no longer exists.

I can highly recommend getting involved.

All the best,

John

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