Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Several weeks ago I wrote a series in which I shared with you that I had made a decision to take greater risks. In that series, I shared with you how I took the risk to use the principle of asking for help. I took the risk to ask for help to improve upon my skills when interacting in social settings.
During the past several weeks, I have had an opportunity to attend other meet up group events. On these occasions, I have been able to add to my skill set through continuing to take the risk to ask for help. Consequently – in the process of taking these risks – I have grown in awareness. In the process, I have gained a whole new perspective through interacting with other individuals in social settings.
In the process, I have grown in self-awareness. In the process, I have grown in my ability to accept myself in social settings. In my process, I have begun to experience a new freedom.
As a recovering perfectionist, I have a tendency – at times – to think in black and white / all or none extremes. One of these extremes has led me to believe that I am terminally unique. In the belief that I am terminally unique, I some times see myself as the only broken toy in the toy box. During the past several weeks I have had a spiritual awakening. I am not the only broken toy in the tool box.
My spiritual awakening has come, not by a judgment of other toys, but by realizing that I live among other broken toys. Other broken toys – like me – who are doing the best that they know how to do – just for today. With my awareness, I am discovering how to relax in social settings, while being myself. In the process, I am discovering how to work on skill sets with out buy into the notion that I am terminally unique.
Through realizing that I am not the only broken toy in the toy box, I am able to relax and be myself. I am able to grow in self-awareness and self-acceptance while I practice new skills sets in social settings.
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