4 posts tagged empowerment

Standing For Accountability

It seems we are being challenged at this very moment to stand for what we know is true and right. Whether we are being called to empower ourselves as we face political bullies, companies that abuse their power, and/or other entities that prey on our natural weaknesses, this is a time of great transformation and opportunity. It is a time for us to stand and to use our voices. In my own world, I've been challenged over and over in the past weeks by broken systems that attempt to dehumanize ...

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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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Emotional Littering

Emotional littering is when I attempt to alleviate my own overwhelming emotions by disposing of them elsewhere, when I inherently know they're mine to be responsible to. In those moments, I don't want to own what I'm feeling and how I'm reacting to it. Instead, I'm trying to drop my responsibility into another's backyard. To put it on them. I'm not making space for my stuff, and I'm attempting to alleviate this by leaving it for someone else to take care of. I'm pretending to not be ...

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Addicted to the Pain

Do you ever get so addicted to the pain of something that you don't want to break out of it? Have you ever felt so much pain and so consistently that you start to feel you deserve it — that it's meant to be there? Have you ever stayed with your pain — not changing it, not empowering yourself? When we do this, we make ourselves a victim of our pain. It's selfish in the end. We're so overwhelmed by our feelings of despair and unfairness that we forget our responsibility... to our self ...

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