McCoy's Musings #1: Friend or Foe of Yourself?
Friday, February 6, 2009 8:37 PM
Here it is - the first edition of McCoy's Musings - hopefully the first of a long and enjoyable series of such articles. Once or twice a month, I plan to send out short messages about building and enriching intimate relationships. If you like what you read, and you want to see more, send me an email and I will put you on my special list. If you don't like what you read, tell me that, too; constructive criticism can be so helpful! I always want to get better - and I'm up for receiving your ideas.
Musing #1: Friend or Foe of Yourself?
Some people can be their own worst enemy. Most of us want to live full and satisfying lives, but that "little voice" in our head spends a great deal of time coming up with reasons 'not' to do things. Whether it's to approach an attractive stranger, accept an invitation for a spontaneous adventure, or hug your brother and express your love, the little voice argues against it. If you listen closely, you might notice a theme: survival. The little voice is consumed with survival. The funny thing is - we are not actually in any danger that threatens our survival. All the little voice ever succeeds in doing is diminishing our capacity to live fully.
Next time you notice the little voice screaming for its survival,?forgive yourself for being human and go up to the attractive stranger and speak, or accept the spontaneous adventure, or express your love. You may not get that chance again.
Have you hugged your brother today?