A common statement [judgment] is “He/she has no shame”. But shame is an aspect of the root system of conditioning [attachments, expectations and identifications] comprised of the foundational aspect ‘unworthiness’ and branching out into guilt, shame and remorse. Conditioning is the cloak worn by the slumbering God-SELF that defines the false-self-body-mind-identity and ‘anything’ that is associated with it is NOT real. To ‘have’ shame as if it is an attribute to be cultivated fosters that which is NOT True.
So then, what about so called ‘proper’ conduct in society? The rules constructed for correct behaviour are all ‘made-up’ and vary greatly from culture to culture throughout history. When one lives ‘as’ the SELF, the God You Are [All are], where to go, what to do, what to say and to whom in perfect accord with the moment, just shows up effortlessly … and sometimes that behaviour WILL seem outrageous since the false self can easily be offended due to its complicated mosaic of conditioning.
One need not concern themselves with what they believe ‘should be’ … only the intense focus on Truth – “Who am I” [or versions of it] is worthy of your Attention. All else will unfold perfectly when this is your ‘only’ consideration
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