“Gotta be a better person…”
No. Not for me, at least.
I grew up under the concept that I was inherently sinful, bad, wrong, and flawed. These elements created a mandate that I had to become a “better person”.
This concept was then blended with my trauma. “I had to become a better person (by healing my trauma”.
It was clear to my childself that my traumas were tests, lessons, and things that must be corrected if I were to attain the ideal of “better person”.
This is abuse.
I no longer subscribe to this toxic concept of “being a better person”.
What I do now is allow myself to grow into more alignment and congruence with the values, principles, and self-concept I choose to be.
I’m not becoming a better person. I’m becoming more of who I want to be.
For some, that is downright “evil”, as I don’t subscribe to their values or principles. For others, it is irrelevant. For a few, it is a beautiful experience that gives them inspiration to be themselves.
Who would you be if you stopped trying to be a better person?