PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“If we carry a sense of sadness or victimization long enough, we begin to identify with it. If we receive enough attention or pity for a drama we continually glamorize, we may be tempted to use it as a suit of armor behind which we can hide from true intimacy. We develop a personality or even a mission around our pain, and we feel justified in exacting vengeance from ourself or others for a past crime. Yet the sad irony of such a morbid quest is that every time we glorify the crime by repeating its horrid details, we recreate it in our experience and hold the movie over for many repeated engagements in the theater of our mind. Thus we miss the beauty of the current moment, which is where the glory of life lies.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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