What are the consequences of self-deception in seeking to justify myself?

Commentary by José Parés Pérez. Concepción, Chile.

Do you know how to observe your own life? I ask because it is not something that we do very often. In fact, most of us never do it at all. We walk on the ruins, the wreckage of a life that could have been wonderful, without observing ourselves. We have learned to walk on the wreckage. You do not even wonder if there is any other way to live.

The wreckage is your own memories which, just like your thoughts, worries, anxiety, suffering, anger, embarrassment, etc., occupy your full attention. And not only that. As you must continue living, you need to justify yourself to yourself and to others.

For all practical purposes of life, you must continue to play your usual role, even if you continue walking through life with great difficulty.

You have even learned to deceive yourself with which you leave a new trail of wreckage over the wreckage.

It is so simple to reconstruct your own life. Life is only present, neither the past nor the future exists.

It is time you understood who we are. You do not have to prove anything to anyone. You are the creator of your own happiness, just as you are the creator of your own pain. Observe yourself so that you understand how your destruction is created by you. Stop looking for happiness in the past or in the future. It is found only in the present. Stop deceiving yourself.

You do not have to change anything about yourself, apart from your lying to yourself. Understand your self-responsibility in every instant and act coherently.

No one but you know what gives you happiness and what causes you pain and if you must live them, live those moments with integrity. You will see how the landscape changes and how your present stays there.