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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Thoughts to get you ... Thinking #33

"If you play it safe in life you've decided that you don't want to grow any more." -- Shirley Hufstedler

We unconsciously use defence mechanisms to shield us from situations we perceive to be scary or painful. A part of you may want to grow and change, but another part may be resisting because change always moves you into new territory in your thinking and emotions.

If you find you are getting anxious, fearful, angry, frustrated, dismissive or unmotivated, then defence mechanisms are at work. Watch for them and know them to be signs of fear that wants to hold you back. Then courageously move through them.

"I have never been contained except I made the prison." -- Mary Evans

"My zipper never had a chance when the elastic band snapped" - Wendy Benson

"In accordance with the principles of zen, the clothes I bought were too bright" - Amy Tandy

"My bra was way too big for the lottery bid" - Miss Taylor