For many years I hid from my true self through my performance in ministry. I constructed an identity through sermons, books and storytelling. I rationalized that if the majority of Christians thought well of me, there was nothing wrong with me. 151 more words
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Donald Winnicott (paediatrician and psychoanalyst) studied the development of the Self within the child. He found that an infant is reliant on a “good-enough” mother (he was writing in the ’40’s, ’50s and ’60’s) to reveal to the infant that their feelings are real. 298 more words
- Allowing others to define us
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1. “Our ongoing curiosity about our True Self seems to lesson if we settle into any ‘successful role.’ We have then allowed others to define us from the outside, although we do not realize it.
I recently attended a men’s event at a local church. We were told we had access to both the men’s and women’s restrooms. I think most guys are resistant to deviate, and I observed most were cutting a trail to the men’s restroom. 1,528 more words