3 posts tagged self-protection

Vulnerable

It's a risk. I'm afraid. What will you think of me? What will I think of me? If I tell my hidden truth? I feel so ashamed. How could I show you that? I can not take the chance of showing my true face to you. The idea of bearing it is terrifying. In fact, it is more than that, it is life threatening. My neediness threatens my life. It terrifies me. I don't want to feel it. I must protect from it. I can not need love. I can not show how I need you. I must protect who I truly am ...

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The Moments of Regret

Regret is a painful thing. We see it through the lens of things undone, unsaid, unbeen. We feel it for those moments where our head overran our heart. We embrace it when we act from fear rather than love. All these moments we regret. It is never the moments from love, but the ones acted on—or not—out of fear; these are the moments we miss(understand). Our mind wants to protect us, but from what? What is it our mind first causes us to fear—then ask us to protect against? Sadly, it ...

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A Taker’s Approach

When I share I practice with Pay What It's Worth pricing, I often receive one of three perspectives: The Giver loves it and is intrigued by it; the Matcher is curious, has questions, and wants to know more; and the Taker gets angry. It is the Taker's perspective, for me, that's absolutely fascinating and holds a wealth of information... Perhaps more so than the people and perspectives who are open to the idea. Being taken from hurts. Being a Taker hurts too. The Taker's perspective ...

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