Being Confident

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Rather than treating the symptoms, this year (the year of re-invention) is about finding the cure. In truth, I know what the cure is (and it’s not my cover of The Cure); it’s just a matter of taking the medicine. The healthy self is a confident self.*

Transmutation

I feel strongly about things, and I relate to the “feeler” types out there, but sometimes I admit that I get annoyed at our wishy-washyness (lack of backbone). It’s great to have deeply held values, but you have to stand up for them and that meansĀ  – at times – standing up to others and standing up for yourself, especially when your happiness and peace of mind is at stake. As I sit here in my lovely apartment (that I worked for), I sometimes feel a disturbance in the Force; feelings of guilt and anxiety for doing my best and improving my life – and this being the year of re-invention – I choose to confront and ultimately transmute these energies.

Naming Names

I’ve got names for my bad guys:

  • Blamer
  • Asshole Judge
  • Spilled Milk
  • General Negativity
  • Insecurity Blanket
  • Infinite Sadness
  • Inner Critic
  • Depression Sinkhole
  • Shameful Guilty Goblin
  • Green Eyed Slime
  • Your-so-angry
  • Fear Mongrel

I’m sick and tired of letting these inner demons run rampant. Feelings can help guide us, but only if we use them effectively. Their purpose is to allow us to express our true selves.

Sincerely,

G.B.M.

*The cure is to be happy, which requires being confident, and that means having confidence (trust) in yourself.

Just Like Heaven Acoustic Cover

You may or may not know about the GBM Podcast (and YouTube Channel), which I created back in 2014 during a crazy period in my life. I’m thinking of making videos to go along with my blog in the near future, but for now I felt like making a recording of me singing and playing Just Like Heaven by The Cure. I hope you like it.