Mine is that people will think less of me if I take only what I am capable of doing.
Please share of of your insecurities. As it is an enriching process in understanding yourself, and maybe shed light to others that don’t know you :)
That I am ignorant of the protocol and manipulative tactics people use to fit in socially
My fear is that i will not liberate my soul from the shackles of bullshit and vanity.
I don’t have any. That’s the number one insecurity I have. I’m not normal. I’m just completely satisfied with who I am and out of boredom I create my own insecurities whenever I wish.
@nikkif, Well, let me paint a little picture. Growing up I always had terrible anxiety, which usually goes hand in hand with depression and ruminating thoughts. Any little thing would send me on a whirlwind adventure of truly ugly ruminating thoughts. I would be so damn analytical and self critical over every single thing that happened to me and every single thought that passed through my head. Picked apart everything around me, crammed it into my skull and would constantly be facing a vicious cycle of thoughts. I couldn’t just calm down and collect my thoughts. Thinking about calming down would be just yet another thing for me to tear myself apart over.
I still have ruminating thoughts but the difference now is it simply isn’t a ‘problem’ of mine anymore. I learned to love it and use it to my advantage as much as possible now. Think about it this way…you know how powerful and overwhelming those ruminating thoughts can be? Well, flip it. You’re the one thinking it. Sure, life is uncomfortable at times. It’s never going to be a piece of cake, there are a lot of negative things out there that you’ll think about sometimes. I believe it’s a matter of taking control, being patient and loving yourself. What do you want for yourself? If the answer is to calm your mind, cancel out those negative ruminating thoughts and be happy then all you need to be is confident. Be confident that you are the master of your reality. The most important part of this all? LAUGH ABOUT IT! Think about our place in the universe. This existence is overwhelming. So, laugh it up. You don’t want to spend your time kicking your own ass with every single thought you think. This life is so immense, so intricate and so much larger than us. It may be hard to take it all in and just ‘be ok with it’ but think about it…we’re all in it together. No matter what happens, everybody is in this life thing together. I’ve learned to laugh about how silly it can be if we take it so serious.
“When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick: every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. Instead, be like a lion who, rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower. One only throws a stick at a lion once.”