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Updated by Expedition Self on Mar 18, 2013
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Sam's Top 10 List of Growth Stuff

Self Talk that Causes us to Disengage from Being

1

No.1

I don't like mornings.

2

No.2

No.2

I'm not good with numbers.

3

No.3

No.3

I don't multi-task well.

4

No.4

No.4

I don't do "touchy-feely."

5

No.5

No.5

I just take the good with the bad knowing it'll get better tomorrow.

6

No.6

No.6

I don't do dishes.

7

No.7

No.7

I can't pay attention, I'm too tired.

8

No.8

No.8

I'm in a bad mood.

9

No.9

No.9

I'm doing the best that I can.

10

No.10

No.10

I tried.

It's more comfortable to conclude. The sooner we "wrap up" our thoughts about a circumstance that we didn't like or we're uncomfortable about - the sooner we feel safe.

At the same time, the minute we wrap it up - we stop learning. We miss the tension that comes from things being "amiss" and interrupt the natural "human" experience of being.

It's at this point that we use these ideas as a "get out of life - free" card. They give us permission to explain way the reason that we're not engaging and giving ourselves over to the moment at hand.

If we are to be free - from within - these "self statements" are one of the easiest places to begin with Self Development Thinking