I like to connect with people spiritually. I spend so much time connecting with others in business. So rarely do I allow others to see my GOOD SPIRIT. It's easier for me to show my spirit to my non-judgmental dog. I used to drink to let my guard down. I felt less self-conscious drunk. But I got in trouble and sick from drinking. And it was a false spirituality because it wasn't me.
Remembering that I am more spiritual than human alleviates much of the self-flagellation that I used to experience when I made human mistakes. Today, instead of feeling anxious, stressed or alone, I cut myself a break, relax, and just try to do the next right thing guided by love, unselfishness, honesty, and purity (the four absolutes). Ultimately, it is more beneficial today for me to implement spiritual concepts than it is to implement egotistical concepts. Spirituality fulfills, while egotism leaves me unsatisfied and always wanting more and more.
Today I will try to let people see my good spirit. I can try this with anyone. Perhaps carrying a smile or a gentle facial expression is a good place to start. If my spirit is troubled, a good place to repair it is at a recovery meeting, with a therapist, a trusted friend, or with a Sponsor because they are non-judgmental and can give me guidance on repairing my Spirit.