Growing and Changing
Reflecting on the work of Carol Dweck. We can learn to change the channel from our fixed mindset (when we tell ourselves we cannot learn) to a growth mindset (a key for growth and change).
When we try to suppress parts of ourselves, they get stronger.
Being present with our suffering and having the courage to share it with trusted friends is part of the healing process. As Leonard Cohen said, "Cracks are how the light gets in."
We can support ourselves in changing behavior by changing the environment. Don't want to eat as much candy, move the dish further away or out of site.
It can be quite freeing to learn how to accept what shows up versus how it "should" have been.
Do we live a divided life (a phrase coined by Parker Palmer)? Do I have the courage to show up and let myself be seen.
Reflection and journaling can be enhanced by playing with images and symbols. Start with "Once Upon a Time" and see what happens.
Most of us have an inner critic and the quality of our days are directly impacted by how much it shows up. Exploring the inner critic and how to gently disengage it.