30 June 2022 — ALLOWING OTHERS TO SEE WHO WE ARE
How able are we to be ourselves with everyone we meet? How often do we feel the need to please others and not say what we truly think for fear of upsetting others?
An interesting question might be how do we acquire our view points in the first place? Some of our views seem to be inherent within us and we can’t remember not thinking in that way: whilst others we picked up from our parents or adopted from people whom we admired and wished to please.
When we are happy with our beliefs and the way in which we act we are able to simply be ourselves and have no need to force our beliefs on others. This I feel is so because we don’t identify who we are with what we believe.
In some cases, however, individuals identify wholly with what they believe and when people challenge those beliefs these individuals get greatly upset simply because they feel they, themselves, are being dismissed and are not being valued.
Ponder points: on reading the above I felt … my thoughts on reading the above are….I feel that I have no need to force my views onto others because…people i know who do seem to force their views on to others are …