Posts Tagged‘self-acceptance’

Do Nothing, Change Everything

If you had to place a dart on the picture above representing levels self-awareness, where would it land? Are you aware you’re angry? Do you spend most of your time being angry? Are you ashamed of some things about yourself? Are you aware of any fear? Had you asked me twenty years ago (and I had been truthful), my self-awareness dart would have landed somewhere on the wall—not even on the board. I was relatively unconscious and unaware of any suffering. I was numb and told everyone “I was fine.” This is often what unconsciousness feels like. Ironically, because I was…

Silence and Noise

Last week, I promised a post about ego-less conversations and here it is! First allow me to explain what I mean by the term: ego-less. The ego is the self-protective shell we build (think M&Ms) when we have issues of self-worth and are unaware of it. Therefore, no one thinks they have an ego—they just think other people do.  We create this hard candy shell slowly over time to cope with having to go out into a world where we feel inadequate. Like M&M’s come in different colors, everyone’s ego looks different, but they are all the same in purpose—deflect,…