What if you don’t have to believe those stories you tell yourself any more?
Think of the stuff that you believe about yourself. Most of it’s not really friendly or useful, right?
Some of the stories I have believed about myself (and these are just my examples — your mileage may certainly vary):
- Of course it’s hard for me to let someone in, to be intimate and vulnerable — because I’m a rape survivor.
- I can’t really connect in community; I have to hold myself back — because I was in a cult for over 20 years and I have to be careful about masters looking for disciples.
- I don’t have what it takes to feel healthy and vital again — because some physical conditions have hung on long enough that I believe they’re permanent.