It is natural that we are self-defensive, seeking to blame others. But it is also counterproductive. By learning to ‘be with’ peacefully, we can break the cycle of suffering, starting with ourselves.
If I could hear inside your mind, what kind of self-talk would I hear? Are you choosing inner dialogues that support your mental health?
Anxiety is inner conflict. Often, there is a strong unconscious pull towards an inner wish, but an equally strong fear or repulsion. Living between these extremes can split us agonisingly between hope and fear.
To stay mentally healthy, we may need to review our inner values, and check we are living consistently with them.
It takes a lot to hear others speak their truth. But, in doing so, we are helping ourselves, as well as them, to find meaning in our lives.
Finding the confidence to be authentic is a constant negotiation between your inner self and the outside world, with you as empathic mediator.