If we’ve come to believe that our dreams are not possible and that life holds nothing but pain for us, we will tend to create experiences that validate our viewpoint.
Everyone likes to be reminded of his or her good features and flirting can be a means of achieving this.
1. We are very emotionally complex.
You assume that when it comes to following your “gut instincts,” happiness is “good,” and fear and pain is “bad.”
I have found that what keeps the high achievers from becoming truly amazing is not a lack of ambition or resources, but a lack of understanding how their greatest asset works: their mind.
Evolution is an interesting thing.
Statistically, the chances of your ex being a sociopath or narcissist are just incredibly, incredibly low.
Blame is a way we discharge pain.
Do the bad things that happen to us in our lives need to happen? The events which transpire in our lives shape us and define us.
Children with too much shame grow up to be adults who can no longer sense their inner experiences. They learn not to feel, and they lose the ability to use their emotions as a compass for living.