My poor puppy Eros had surgery today and is currently wearing the Cone of Shame.
He is not a happy guy. But seeing him navigating the house with his cone got me to thinking. How many of us go through our daily lives wearing our own Cone of Shame? Invisible to the eyes of others but affecting our choices nonetheless.
I know that I’ve worn one in the past. When I’m doing something my conscience tells me not to. Or when I don’t live up to the standards I’ve set for myself. How about you?
The hardest part, I think, is recognizing when we are letting the cone affect us. When the cone is obstructing our vision and our emotions we don’t see things clearly. We let the everything filter through the cone and that skews the decisions that we make.
We are luckier than my puppy, we can take off our cones anytime we want to. We just have to remember that we are never going to be perfect. And that is perfectly okay.
We don’t want to be like Eros…Wearing the Cone of Shame and just standing still for fear of moving in any direction.