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Therese J. Borchard offers help to getting you over that Insecurity Hump. She's the author of Beyond Blue: Surviving Depression & Anxiety and Making the Most of Bad Genes, and The Pocket Therapist: An Emotional Survival Kit, so I think I can point to her as an expert on these matters. Here's one of her steps that I found particularly appealing and wanted to share with you on this Wednesday.
Consider it beautiful.
If you believe what Saint Augustine did, that the origin of “sin” is pride, then it’s easy to consider the opposite, humility, as a supreme virtue. And follow that logic to insecurity=vulnerability of spirit=humility. Borchard points out, “With insecurity, we admit that it’s not all about us, and that philosophy in this world of self-centeredness is quite lovely.”
Now that I'm thinking of insecurity as something positive I can move right along with my day. I'm co-hosting IWSG today and since this is my first co-host gig, I was a bit insecure about it. Now I think I see a halo just over my head.
The group called UNCOMMONYA is giving my first young adult novel a bit of a boost with what they call THE BLAST. So today is full of possibilities for all kinds of insecure moments. That's why I was particularly happy when I found Borchard's information.
|Even my characters are INSECURE and, therefore, BEAUTIFUL!|
"Though one may conquer a thousand times a thousand men in battle, yet he indeed is the noblest victor who conquers himself."
How does this philosophy and the logic I've proposed sit with you? How do you deal with insecurity?