The more we commit to doing the work of becoming more authentic and whole-hearted, the more we discover about ourselves. The more we discover about ourselves, the more things we find that we love and appreciate about ourselves, and the more things that, well, we don’t. So just what do we do with those things that aren’t what we might call our most endearing qualities?
First we notice them - There it is again.
Then we name them - Hello impatience, anger, defensiveness, fill-in-your-own-blanks.
Then we practice navigating them in better ways when they show up. Take a breath and choose a better response than the knee-jerk one we’ve been perfecting for all these years.
If you’re like me, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to practice.