Along with control and survival, approval is one of the three basic human wants that keep us entrapped as the ego.
It’s astonishing how far people will go for approval. The multi-billion dollar cosmetic industry is just one example. The clothing industry is another. The list goes on and on.
People pattern their behavior based on what they think will get approval. And yes it’s common to subject ourselves to control to get approval.
The amazing thing is that it’s incredibly effective to give ourselves approval. There’s no need to seek it anywhere else.
This is powerful stuff.
It can dissolve guilt and help us forgive ourselves.
We can benefit from doing this several hours per day.
FYI, the Meditation Vacations website and the blissercise blog are merging into this blog.