Normally, in many situations we feel that we are being victimised by others, whether it be relationships, or whether it be by situations in our life. These are all situations where, if I could use the analogy, of feeling like our strings our being held and manipulated by someone or something else. These are all things that we can experience, but what I really want to talk about here is being a victim to your own emotions.
What do I mean, when I say being a victim to our own emotions? Well, we can be so judgemental and critical to the way we are feeling, and our own worst critic. Such that we have all our strings tangled up, and can't even see the woods from the trees so to speak. Ok, you might say, well it is a good thing to have this critic within, and it helps. But if this inner critic, is causing you to feel low self esteem, then how can it doing you any good?
I have just gone through a situation, where I have felt this, and it doesn't matter how much you "know"...
Yesterday I was interviewed, at 4am my time, by Deidre Howard, who I have recently met on Facebook. The story of how we met was synchronistic, but it was through this meeting that this interview came about.
I jumped at the possibility of being interviewed and the date was set. But what was amazing was how much I learnt about myself in the whole process.
We are so used to being a certain way, and when we come out of the box so to speak, it can be challenging. Our brain begins to send out alert signals all over the place that we are not safe. But this is because, it wants to protect us or so we think! So when these signals begin to speed along the body, creating sirens, (yes that is the way I felt), a lot of issues began to bubble up within me. So it was interesting observing this within myself, the bubbles of insecurities, bubbles of past events in my life that made me feel not accepted by others, and the list goes on and on!
With the help of some amazing friends, Paul...