Being passionate about a subject is often seen as a negative, but I tend to disagree. Having a strong opinion should not be looked down upon. However, refusing to listen to opposing viewpoints, and not respecting these opinions should be. Also, many describe me as passionate due to my dedication. When I discover a topic that intrigues, I aim to learn everything about it while also trying to be the best I can be.
I suffer from a lifetime of negative self-talk habits and too much self-judgement. Even with the experience of working on self-acceptance before taking this class, I didn’t have the tools to truly work towards mindfulness. While there are many practices and concepts that I have learned from this class that have helped me along my journey, the ideas of resisting leading to suffering, the practice of softening, and the practice of loving-kindness have been my true saviors. I genuinely believe that these ideas will stick with me for the remainder of my life. When times get tough and I begin to shut even myself out, I know that these practices can help center me again.
Though from all of this I grew to love dreaming, researching, and planning. Yes, I know most would still consider that mundane or drab, but to me it opened up many possibilities. Which began in my middle school years. I hated my current life with a passion. I hated everything from my school to my home itself, but for that I’m thankful.
I have become more adventurous and I seek new experiences. I established professional as well as personal contacts. I have become more flexible and susceptible to change. It is worthwhile noting that the hero's journey is not finished yet and will not be anytime soon. This is due to the fact that over these past couple of years I felt that I am a part of something bigger than myself, I feel that I need to help others find their way and set example for future generations to act heroically, embrace change and think about the whole society, not only
Even though receiving constructive feedback can be emotionally draining because it makes you wonder if you are doing anything right and what are you doing wrong. As I reflect on my weaknesses mentioned above the type of feelings that I am sensing are denial and,
Chapter 2: The Pitfalls of an Untrained Empath An untrained empath may feel discomfort in reading this. Yet, it is significant that he realizes his limitations, especially when it involves emotions like fear, deep sadness, intense rate, and deep passion. As an empath, he must understand where he draws the line for his own sanity. Furthermore, he must realize the limitations that hinder his desire to help other people. At times, he may decide not to cross the boundaries.
Most of the time we are psychologically uneasy because conflicts within the self and with surroundings. These conflicts are at unconscious level, we all are not conscious about it but it is experienced by all. Conflict can be resolves by being aware and coming in terms with self, surrounding environment and corresponding forces. Many times I observed that my actions contradict with my intention which furthers my inner conflict. This happens because of false self mask.
Opportunity brings desires and expectations in people’s life. However, never-ending opportunities or choices not only bring frustration in people’s lives but also make them saddened for prolong period. In “The Paradox of Choice” by Barry Schwartz argue that more is less, for to have more doesn’t mean it will meet people expectations. Every little thing is developing so vastly in today’s time, and people are running behind to achieve it. However, they don’t understand the fact that they are putting themselves in a pressure, where they have to make a decision.
The humanistic perspective of anxiety is based off people not looking at themselves honestly, and not accepting their worth. I believe this relates to my experience because I do not recognize the value of my life at times which is why I worry if I look acceptable to the people around me. Usually, I try to meet my harsh self-standards instead of valuing the worth of my life. Whereas, the cognitive aspect of anxiety states that a person has a faulty-thinking process and unreasonable assumptions. I often make irrational assumptions in my classes because I am not confident I will pass a test, which is making me, in turn, have a faulty-thinking process about my intelligence.
We often miss guide strong feelings of lust for love because we haven't noticed the difference yet. When it comes to having romantic feelings for a person our emotions can get miss leading and hazy it becomes difficult to understand what you're actually feeling. Love can make you do strange things that are hard to comprehend and make our thoughts