Be Gentle With Your Insecurities

Updated: Jun 10

Insecurities. . . we all have 'em. If you're like me, you have probably tried to ignore them, bulldoze through them, and get rid of them any way possible, but somehow they are still there. Alex says the best thing we can do is get to know our insecurities, so that they will not have as much power over us anymore.

Interview Your Insecurities:

  • Try to think back to the first time you had that thought of your insecurity

  • Interview your insecurity by asking gentle and open questions like Where did you come from? and How are you affecting me?

Keep in mind, this is meant to be a gentle process. You will likely bring up some hard moments from your past, so it is important to be kind and patient with yourself. The idea is to open the door, pull up a chair, and make your insecurity a cup of tea. Once you understand your insecurities more, they will begin to relax, and you can retake the wheel.

Top Book Recommendations:

When Things Fall Apart

By Pema Chodron

Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child

By Thich Nhat Hanh

"After repeatedly interviewing your insecurities, they may still exist, but they are no longer running the show."

This post is in relation to Alex Banayan's Third Door Mentor Sessions.

Tomorrow's Topic: Uncertainty

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