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An African proverb says: “The ones who have suffered know.” You may relate to not being understood. Not being understood is a great thing and learning about my self allows that wiggle room to accept you and me freely. This is key. #acceptance. Some time ago, I came across a #journalentry :
“I wonder what people think of me.
I haven’t thought about that in a while.” That’s progress. I care about what you think of you, not what you think of me. If thoughts align with what I think, how I feel? Cool. If I can learn or improve, refine from your input? Amazing. If not, I don’t care. I’m good with all of us inside this little body. The number one thing that’s helpful for me is this: #patience. So here we go...
I help my #self. I guide and rely on which means, I’m part #therapist , #psychologist , #analysis , and #counselor. Sometimes I talk to myself like you would a child and/or a person in distress: Compassionate, direct, and loving. At times: Stoic, stern, and serious. I’ll have conversations, talk it out. Displace the roles of parent, adult, and child. I’ll offer solutions, different ways, listen, and assure, “Life is suffering which means shits going to happen and you can get through. It’s alright.” I’ll remember, “Every man suffers. But not every man pities himself.” #marcusaurelius I’ll remember, #feelingsareagift and I can choose to be in balance which most usually means pausing before doing or speaking. I still can be risky AF, impulsive, and make decisions without even thinking. I like this about me. After a session with myself, I breathe in and release... I feel at ease, strong, loved, and accepted. I’ve got me by my side. Every Am and Pm I say #thankyou. It works for me.
On the days I don’t look at myself, I make sure to pull her aside and ask if she’s alright. Sometimes I have to lure it out, but I always win because we close. On the days I feel good, a quick #smile #iloveyou #improudofyou works really great.
Yes I know I talk in 3rd person.
It’s good for us.
The Shadow Is Also The Substance | Pioneertown 2019