Happy is the man who can brush aside the offending remarks of another and go on his way.
Gordon B Hinckley
Being free of our emotional straight jackets is the hardest thing in the world. Most people can’t shake off their little pecking voices and fall back into patterns which stop them being who they can really be. They are sometimes aware and sometimes they aren’t, self sabotage, self doubt, circles of trauma relived or pain held back. It is the worst thing about the human condition. What we do to each other and what we do to ourselves.
I can only know what I know, and you will have your wisdom for someone else which they might need when you least expect it.
You can read books and books on that stuff , some of it is wonderful, you can listen to hours of audio tapes, and some of them too are worthwhile. You can meet gurus and change your style of clothes, call yourself something else and sit on a mountain.
But as well as that. The one thing to manage, learn, understand, live, get and do all the time is ;
- To your own voice. What you really really think /feel/need.
- To what people who love you are saying on repeat.
- To the signs and to the slow hum of the moment.
Because that’s all that matters.
Then breathe, and choose your next step.
Not everyone is gonna like it. But that’s half the fun !! xxxxx