All healthy relationships make space to engage in a balance of conversation that celebrates good and that confronts the bad.
Mind traps are patterns of thinking that result from entertaining negative thoughts. Although negative thoughts themselves are not bad, they can become detrimental when a person dwells on them and interprets them as truth.
Recently I came to the realization that I have a serious problem. Somewhere in the course of this life, I came to the conclusion that “I am always right.”
I was aware of her traumatic childhood. I was also aware of how it had impacted her life. Her father was extremely abusive to her mother and to the family. In fact, she bore a small scar near her eye from a brick that her father had flung at her when she was little. Her experiences caused her to be abrasive in her interactions at times. She could be distrusting of people and it took a while to gain her trust.
Part of the human experience is the strong desire to connect with someone….
From the moment that I lied…, I felt shame and regret. I have yet to attempt to tell a lie that didn’t leave me feeling the same way. As I’ve journeyed through life, I’ve come to the conclusion that that I don’t want to live under a cloud of shame.