I Did It Because...

Everybody has a reason for doing what he or she did. That reason may be an excuse. That reason may be a justification. That reason may be a self-believed fact. But, a reason is never the truth. A reason is only a reason.

I did it because I was young. I did it because I was stupid. I did it because I was angry. I did it because I was horny. I did it because I was jealous. I did it because I was envious. I did it because I was hurt. I did it because I was hungry. I did it because I was broke. I did it because I was drunk. I did it because I was in love. I did it because I wasn’t thinking. I did it because I was only thinking about myself. I did it because I didn't know any better. I did it because I didn't care. I did it because I was wrong.

These statements, and many more, all define the, “I did it because,” mentality.

In life, we all do the things that we do. Some of these things are good, wholesome, and helpful. Some of these things are just the opposite; they are hurtful, desireful, and damaging. But, it is we who do them. Once done, we can claim all kinds of misplaced logic and excuses to justify our actions. But, it is all meaningless words because the ultimate truth is what was done is what was done.

This is why if you want your life to be more than simply a long list of excuses and emotional or desire-filled episodes you must take control of your mind, and never let your lower-self control what you do. For where is all regret born. It is born from actions taken by the lower-self.

No one is perfect. We have all done things that we regret. We have all done things that other people make us regret. But, if you choose to live your life consciously, you will not want to be defined by a long list of, I did it because…

Consciously become more.