It is about throwing away your default responses to life, accept life on the terms of life and becoming willing to accept the best any of us have is to be in a state of progress.
Emotional injury is usually our own making ... our ego fighting to selectively ignore reality that may not reflect our expectations. When we allow a moment of honesty and look at the gap between our expectations and reality, all too often we find a place to identify as a victim. We take the disappointment gap personally. There is some ind of sick reward in the imagined moral high ground. Self-righteousness leads to rationalizing tantrum behavior, (which is never a. good look!) adding back into the feedback loop reinforcing a. lack of self worth.
Your enemy is you. And unfortunately you know every button to push, every hidden fear and every secret regret. You speak to yourself in your own voice. And you have a very convincing pitch to work against your betterment in the hopes of those finish -line type expectations, maybe ... finally ... bringing you a sense of peace this time.
You break that reverse feedback loop of reinforcing negative self-worth through action.
Doing your best to accept and live as a person in -progress doesn't mean you are going to always be happy. Staying on the best path you can ma;y feel like lonely work
sometimes. But then, happiness is one of those fleeting finish lines. Integrity matters because if you let the answer of "Who do I need to be?" inform your question "What should I do?" ... there Just isn't room for that negative cycle to get traction.
We are very excited to share a.11 this in Jimmy Eat World -song-form with our ninth studio album called "Integrity Blues". Can you believe it? Ninth! I Hitting streets both virtual and physical October 21, 2016.
Don’t miss your chance to see Jimmy Eat World with special guest The Hunna at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, October 28. Ticket prices are $35.00 plus applicable service charges. The Arlington Theatre is located at 1317 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.