Several days ago I wrote and published a 2 part article, Freedom From Feeling Excluded. I published this article in 2 parts to make reading the article more manageable. In today’s article, I am going to present Part 1 of the article in video format. I create video presentations of my articles to share the information with in my articles with individuals who learn more effectively through watching and listening. Below is a brief excerpt from Part 1 of the article, Freedom From Feeling Excluded
“For many years I struggled to accept myself, but I was unable to put my finger on why I had such a difficult time. My struggle continued until I was able to connect the “dots” of my experience. What I discovered was that I had bought into a belief system that undermined my ability to accept myself as a unique individual. Through my struggle, to find my / the self that I wanted to be able to accept; I found myself gauging who I was in life through the reflections of significant people in my life.
I found myself taking other people’s temperatures to see how I was doing in life.
In the process, I found myself embracing how other people responded, reacted and treated me — as the indicator of who I was as an individual. In the process, I could never quite establish who I was as an individual because I was gauging who I was as an individual, through the spectrum of the ways that different people treated and interacted with me. In the process, I found that my identity, as an individual; changed with each interaction. As a result, I stayed confused with regards to who I was as an individual. In the process, I found myself striving all the more in an attempt to gain the approval and validation from a myriad of people — in order to be able to have a self and an identity.
What other people thought about me was more important and of greater value than what I thought about myself“
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