I go through life with plenty of shame and guilt to spare. Whether I’m ruminating about failures at work and relationships or guilt tripping about my desires and impulsive behavior, I am left with self-contempt. My therapist has been a consistent source of guidance and compassion even when I screw-up.
Voicing things I've always kept hidden is freeing. Aside from feeling relief, I can also see myself from a totally different point of view. I don’t believe in perfection, but I’m still trying to grow.
I had always assumed I was forever stuck in a destructive relationship with my self. Today, I can avoid paths in life that lead me off cliffs. I realize that I have been basically living out the same drama with a changing cast. At this point, I’m trying out new paths to walk along that reflect conscious choice.
-Written By Anonymous "Adventures in Self-Sabotage"