Weakness and Fear
Weakness and fear make me defensive and dogmatic (adhering strictly to something). I often find myself becoming strident and aggressive without any apparent reason. I insult my acquaintances, hurt my friends, and even frighten the neighbor’s children. In that moment, I may feel I am being strong and assertive, and yet the effects are just the opposite of what I had intended. I am hurting, and so I lash out and wound others.
What am I hiding? Why am I feeling threatened, vulnerable and weak? I usually strike out when hiding my needs and fears. I think that, if I attack, maybe I won’t need to let anyone in. I start to make-up in my mind that if I let people in, they won’t love me; I feel unworthy and shameful.
I have come to find out however, that it is the strong that are tolerant and charitable and forgiving. As I continue to grow in confidence and strength, I will find that I too am able to be flexible, patient and open with others. I am striving to be strong, open, tolerant and loving.
- Our deepest fear (bahiehk.com)
- Learning to Overcome Fear (madihaakhtar.wordpress.com)
- Your world is created in your mind, create a great world and you will live happy in it. (runimal800.wordpress.com)
Posted on April 28, 2011, in About Me, Addiction, Fear, Inner Self, Life, Life's Lessons, Personal Growth, Personality, Purpose of Life, Recovery, Relationships, Self Discovery, Self-improvement, Spirituality, Weakness and tagged Addiction, Attack, Behavior, Charitable, Confidence, Courage, Defensive, Dogmatic, Fear, Flexibility, Forgiving, god, John Kenneth Galbraith, Life, Patience, Personal Growth, Recovery, Relationships, Self Discovery, Strength, Unworthy, Vulnerable, Weakness. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.