4 posts tagged comparison

Cool to Be Cruel

Who was it that decided It was cool to be cruel? Who was it that instructed you To cover up your envy. With cutting words Used to feel oh so clever. Holding your balance On the pedestal you've precariously perched on. Hoping to tower over Your item of envy. They need to be smaller Small, like you feel when you're around them. Small, like you feel. When you forget how beautiful you are You can be so very ugly. Your cutting words Will never leave you feeling ...

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“Better” Than You

It's an endless quest to be good enough in another person's eyes. Not facing our own thoughts and feelings, we measure our self using the eyes of another. Unable to acknowledge it's really our own perception of self that we use as the measure—not theirs. It takes practice to feel good and whole as we are. Sometimes, rather than doing this, we buy clothes and things, chase and stockpile money, and do what we can to be "better" than others. In comparison, we find our worth. Rather ...

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If Our Stories Were Our Truth, We Might Call Them That

We share stories to share our voice and our perspective in a way we feel will be emotionally impactful. We craft our stories in a particular way, changing them each time we tell them. We craft them from our experience and imagination, and the beautifully unique way we each perceive our world. They're not the truth, nor our truth. They are our stories. It's not even the whole story that we get the privilege of hearing or sharing with each other when we're storytelling. It's only a glimpse ...

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More Than You Are

Do you notice the way it feels to leave the world you've worked so hard to create — here and now — for some idea of who you think you should be? In those moments, what is it that you're grasping for? Do you feel overwhelmed by a desire to be more, to do more, to have more? I know I do. When we're feeling less than, we're in the midst of a painful conflict between being more and being who we are. It's only in returning to the present moment and ourselves that we again trust in our ...

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