Remember that great Robin Williams line: 'Reality what a concept!'
We seem to have a difficult time with this one…
We see exaggerations of this difficulty when Anorexic people look at themselves in the mirror and see fat, or clearly overweight individuals still see their previous small size self…
We watch Diabetics wolf down sugar laden foods and really smart people downplaying their gifts.
Are we actually fooling ourselves?
What creates the need to pretend that we are different from what we are?
Perhaps part of it is growing up with such limited standards of what is acceptable? Perhaps part of it is our buy in to not being okay with how we are?
And perhaps a big part of it is unresolved anger about our reality and feeling inadequate to fix what we are angry about?
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
HERE'S A QUICKIE:
Think about your life and some of the things you are hiding from or pretending are different from what they are…
See if you can allow yourself to make a list.
Now, looking at them realistically ask yourself if you are ok with these things as is.
If you answer yes, great, be real about it.
If you answer no, give yourself permission to find a way to make changes!