Tuesday, July 14, 2009

OM.2 - Day 6: Confrontation

“Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Pooh
~A. A. Milne quotes 
“Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.”
~August Wilson 

The English dictionary defines the word confront as "To bring face to face with:" Over the next couple of days I will be encouraging us to confront some of the issues, emotions, perhaps even people that we have locked away and has become apart of our unconscious. When you decide to rent storage space and put your furniture and miscellaneous items away, you still own these items and they still exist. Similarly we sometimes decide to store feelings, emotions and negative habits into our metaphysical storage units and keep them there until we are ready to deal with them.

Today I am encouraging you to begin the journey of making change by opening those storage units and letting out some of the stored items and cleaning it out!

Today on Day 6 I encourage you to begin keeping a list of fears and "bad" habits you are ready to let go of. If you feel ready, today I encourage you to confront one of your fears.

People may think they are fearless, but dig deep. What makes you hesitate? What makes you scared? Do you stay at your job because you are scared you won't get another? (start editting your resume) Do you experience moments of resistance when your phone rings with a number you do not know or that is a "Private Caller"? (Pick up the phone! Confront what is on the other line) Do you fear offending someone? (Speak your mind!) Begin to examine and note when you feel fear, hesitation and resistance. If you feel ready, start to actively confront those issues. But worry not, because writing it down and acknowledging it is an act of confrontation in itself. And once you confront it, it cannot bother you as much as before.

Have a great day!

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