So, what's the problem with buying into those 'pretty' stories?
The 'happily ever afters', and the lovey, dovey perfect family movies? All those magic, easy solutions?
The problem is simply that it's not real! If we believe the fantasy, we take away our weapons - our skill sets, our 'stick to it', 'work through it' powers…
If it's all supposed to be rainbows and unicorns, we undermine our strength by believing that something is wrong with us when we are faced with reality.
There is a lot of beauty in life, and we can often create a sense of ease, but not by trying to erase the truth: that it is often, also hard!
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS YOU THINK SHOULD BE EASY:
Meeting new people?
Dealing with feelings?
All the things that are magically resolved in our fairy tales…
What do you think might change if you acknowledged that these things are indeed challenging, that there is nothing wrong with you because you find them difficult?
Think about it:
Is it possible that without the overlay of 'make believe' these issues might actually be easier to go through?