Tag: Authenticity

The Journey To Authenticity & My Mean Brain

A healthy challenge I’ve been assigned is to “reconnect & uncover” different parts of myself that have been buried under this world’s standards.

What are my gifts? Talents? Passions? Dislikes? Weaknesses? Interests? Eccentricities?

I’m supposed to truly take my time. Dig deep. Write down my answers, internalize them, and ACCEPT them.

I have a very hard time thinking about myself. I get into the negative thought processes of “Who are you? & Why do think you’re important enough to be thought of?”

I can now recognize this negative back talk for what it is and resist the thought of accepting it. Although, there are still many days where I feel undeserving of this unfathomable love that the Lord lavishes on “lil ol me.”

I am also advised to include others, by asking them about how they feel about me. My strengths & weaknesses. It’s even harder for me to talk about this stuff worth others. This exercise is going to totally push me out of my comfort zone.

Does anyone else struggle with this type of negative back talk from their brain? What do you do to quiet the thoughts?

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