Wednesday, June 06, 2012

What Matters More?

What matters more: What other people think of me? or Who I am and how I feel? I know the answer is supposed to be “Who I am.” But too often it is “what other people think”. I know that this falls into the character defect bin because–using Seventh Step prayer criteria—it “stands in the way of my usefulness to God and my fellows.”

I’m praying about this. Teasing it loose. Gently lifting up the edges—like a price tag on glass—and inviting it to let go.

Yes perfectionism feeds it. No question about that. But I have never seen perfectionism let go because it was bashed or shamed or anonymously poked at. J

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