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Thursday, June 28, 2012
On Being Clouded By Personality Patterns
I grew up rather fast, having a certain amount of responsibility without power to maneuver through. When my feet hit the ground upon adulthood I engaged with power, became very responsible for myself, for others and overextended my time and energy for years. [The jury is definitely out on causes but I did come down with a deadly cancer by age 37.] Although I'm getting out of the enabling business, I find myself occasionally livid with other people's behavior. This, of course, comes from my fantasy that others are actually going to meet my expectations. Now, STANDARDS ARE GOOD. They tell us who fits and does not fit into our lives and to what degree. What I need to navigate is the minefield of emotion during the decision process.
So... today I'm in the muck and the sunshine. There is a waving between love, truth and understanding and the basics of navigating my way in life, deciding who is to be part of mine and to what extent. My choices are for the greater good: inner peace.