Good Girls Don’t Get Angry
Good girls don’t get angry. It seems that this belief has ruled my life until recently. I created a problem with allowing this belief to govern my life because it didn’t mean that anger wasn’t a part of my very human make-up. It meant that I didn’t allow myself to express anger, and instead, I locked it down within me and tried to throw away the key.
The Freedom of Releasing Control and Learning to Allow
I have made a pact with myself, a pact that is bringing such peace and freedom into my life, that I wonder why it took me so long to accept its importance. My pact is very simple; I release my need to control life and allow life to flow. I have been a “control freak” perfectionist most of my life. Everything had to be done according to my notions of “perfect,” and the one that I was hardest on in this elusive quest for perfection was me. I felt that I needed to take care of every detail so that things were done “right.” That pursuit had a high cost because I demanded 110% of myself for every single thing that I did. I wasn’t content with 90% or even 100%. I had to push myself to give more than was possible or expected so that I could live up […]