I think it's really helpful to be in a position where your life is filled with lots of wonderful things that bring you joy to the point where your cup of joy runs over. The alternative is for your life to be filled with a single wonderful thing that brings you joy. The problem with … Continue reading Identity and aspects of self
Sometimes we tailor what we say based on how we anticipate that our words will be received. Sometimes it's a conscious thing where you will intentionally not say what feels most honest or authentic. Instead you'll say less, be more neutral and keep the enthusiasm to a minimum. But perhaps you're not quite aware that … Continue reading Anticipated perception
At you're best you are joyful, kind, considerate, a good listener, focused, playful and caring. But sometimes you're also inconsiderate, moody, a bad listener, you have your head in the clouds (as in you're distracted and not present), you're rigid and harsh. It's so easy to attach the idea of who you are to you … Continue reading At your best
People that think they're outsiders act like outsiders. The idea of being an outsider is often a self-fulfilling prophecy, something that is brought into existence rather than being totally true in the first place. When the thought comes into your mind, as soon as you hold onto it and allow it to become a part … Continue reading The outsiders mentality
Just as ‘you’re not you when you’re hungry’ is the same way you’re not you when you’re worried. A person that worries chronically may end up having sleep problems, self-harming and developing fidget habits like pulling at their hair. Those kinds of behaviours often end up overshadowing a persons core self and then others fall … Continue reading What happens when we remove worry from the equation of self?
For about a decade I've written almost daily and in the past 7 months I don't think a day has gone by that I haven't written. But I recently started to wonder if I should stop writing. Not altogether but to simply take a break. I'm not sure what the benefits would be but it … Continue reading Maybe writers should try painting
From a young age we start to develop an identity, a sense of self. This is influenced by a variety of factors such as family, friends, books, music, religion, TV and film. And so we go around living our lives with an identity of who we are. But it's often much more complex than that. … Continue reading You might not be who you think you are