Courage for self honesty
‘I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination’ Jimmy Dean
My daughter encouraged me to join FarmVille on Facebook. If you aren’t following this, I have my own virtual farm. I can buy crops and animals, but friends can send me gifts. Last week I was sent four elephants . It started me thinking about how silly my
What helps me to move on? What helps me to adjust my sails?
I have certainly needed to have some very tough and honest conversations with myself. It is not that I have lied to myself ever it is just that sometimes I would prefer if my life had taken a different direction. This delay has been a good protection mechanism for me. I dealt with the implications of my illness when I was ready to move on.
The truth for me is there is no one way to handle a chronic illness; no quick fixes and no easy answers. It’s my life and ultimately the buck stops with me. My doctors can guide me
What obvious truth are you ignoring
I haven’t asked myself why I got sick. For that would be pointless and would be looking back. Instead I have been focusing on what i can do today to look at the choices I have now not what might have been or what I could or should have done. Honesty with myself has opened new doors.
Maybe you are not facing chronic illness. Perhaps you are in a job or relationship that you feel has come to an end.
What’s the hardest conversation you can imagine having?
Who would it be with?
What is stopping you having this conversation?
It was uncomfortable to face my own truth. The biggest clue for me now as i look back it was the conversation I didn’t want to have with myself.