I used to be the person who boasted that I was a straight talker - saying how I feel, leaving the pretty bows on the floor, and delivering 'truth' to those that requested or needed it.
It won me as many friends... as it did enemies... all knowing that I would be straight up, whether they could handle it or not, and most importantly, whether they were read
There is a belief that knowing ourselves means knowing and only embracing, connecting with, and showcasing the 'likeable' and agreeable characteristics of our being.
You know, the kind person. The loving person. The patient person. The self who meditates, is slow to anger, and regularly gives to others.
To believe that we are only the positive, creates a dissonance within us - birthing a desperate need to cling on to the positive self concept we have created. You hear it al
YOU CANNOT OUT RUN YOUR PROBLEMS.
Yes, you read it correctly... you cannot outrun, out climb, dig deep enough under (and not suffocate), or comfortably keep dodging your problems... THEY WILL CATCH UP WITH YOU, TRIP YOU OVER, SURFACE, AND BLOCK YOU.
So instead of avoiding them, stop, take a deep breath, and begin planning the path towards dealing with them.
Problems are like Ninjas - they lurk in the shadows, waiting to get you.
LEARN HOW TO TACKLE YOUR NINJAS.
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