I didn’t always have a middle name. I’ve had many names that didn’t feel like me and one day I found a name that encompassed everything I am as a human being and everything I strive to be on daily basis.
Getting through a bout of depression is key. We can move through it, not push it away or run away from it. We can face it, straight on with bravery and trust that we will get to the other side.
Spiritual Psychologist Billy Lee Meyers, Jr. defines projection as “what happens to us when we experience out of balance emotional reactions to a person or situation, then blame the person for our reaction.”
Practicing listening to ourselves, aligning with our instincts and intuition help strengthen our ability to discern, decide and create inner dependence and trust within ourselves. Our unseen senses are like muscles, they must be used in order to become sharp and strong.
Making peace with ourselves, starts every minute of every day. We are not perfect beings, we make mistakes and we don’t always love ourselves as we should. Every day we can offer a tiny bit of peace and loving-kindness to ourselves. That peace and loving-kindness is transformative and it can heal the wounds inside of us that we have created.
How is it that we've come to expect perfection in our lives, in an imperfect world? How is it that we have come to believe we can control everyone and everything? It's kind of silly when you think of it, trying to control what we have no power or will over. Or being disappointed when life does not manifest in the way we imagine it will. What can we do to let go of our need to perfect, expect and control?