What I Want is to be Myself Again
I’m learning that when we lose faith in our feelings, we lose faith in ourselves and become outer-directed. That is, we look to the world to tell us how to feel and what to do. We seek approval and love from others so we can prove to ourselves that we are worthy. Paradoxically, to be outer-directed is to be self-absorbed. How can this be? We feel so unsure of who we are , that we cannot let go, be spontaneous or real.We can reclaim ourselves by becoming inner-directed. This means looking within ourselves for the direction we need. When we’re just beginning to learn to trust our feelings, this can seem to be truly agonizing. It means trusting the reality of our needs and our right to express them. Only then can we find the faith in ourselves and in life, that we have lacked.
Becoming inner-directed takes self-acceptance and self-love. It also takes time. Until then, there will be no real peace because it is the only way to find ourselves.
Posted on April 29, 2011, in Addiction, Life, Mental Health, Opinions, Personal Growth, Relationships, Self Discovery, Self-improvement, Spirituality and tagged Authentic Self, Belief, christianity, Faith, Faith in Ourself, god, Holy Spirit, How Should You Feel, Inner Life, Inner Self, Inner voice, Inner-directed, Jesus, Outer Directed, peace, Seeking Approval From Others, To Know Real Peace. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.