The problem of hypocrisy is one we will probably all encounter in our lives and something we will likely all try to get away from. Put simply, hypocrisy is claiming to behave to high standards and holding others to those high standards when we do not behave in such a way. We can all act hypocritically, although most of us actively try not to be. Being hypocritical is that when torn in many different directions, it can be hard not to feel like hypocrisy is inevitable. Holding firm viewpoints and maintaining certain angles can be very difficult in the modern world in which we live. When we are constantly distracted, concerned, and torn, not being hypocritical can be a massive task to work on.

The Cause

There are many reasons we may act hypocritically. Often hypocrisy is unintentional, despite how detrimental it can be. As a result, behaving with greater self-awareness can help us to overcome the problem of hypocrisy. Sometimes our hypocrisy is not accidental, though. When we act out of selfishness or exhibit traits of negativity towards others, this can result in hypocritical actions which negatively impact those in our lives. Behaving hypocritically can also result from finding ourselves torn in multiple directions and not knowing how we should be acting.

The Effects

Hypocrisy is one thing that can lead to many negative consequences despite being such a simple and often small action. When we act hypocritically, it can lead to lacking trust and communication in our relationships, which is not suitable for our personal development or interactions with other people. Hypocrisy can also cause misinformation, unhappiness, and confusion as a result. We need to learn to behave with truth and act by way of that truth to maintain clarity in our motivations, actions, and ideals within our lives to be as positive as we can.

How to Avoid Hypocrisy

When we seek to avoid hypocrisy actively, it can seem relatively simple. The objective is to act with truth and clarity, to prevent behaving with hypocrisy. By bearing honesty towards our behaviours and accepting ourselves, we can aim to avoid encountering the problem of hypocrisy in our day to day lives. When we seek to be better and reach an awareness of the issues we face, we can learn to be better.

Guided Meditation

Guided meditation is a tool that allows us to live our truth in a uniquely effective way. By searching deep within ourselves, we can learn why we feel the need to behave in specific ways and solve the problems that have previously caused our negative traits—learning to grow past the issues has made us act in such a way imperative to moving on. When we engage with guided meditation properly, the effects can be life-changing in their efficacy. We can grow into well-rounded and careful people who know not to be hypocritical.

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