- Your False Identity Systems. Sometimes people determine early in life that they’re inadequate or insignificant due to circumstances that they had no control over. Shame then developed, and they bought into the notion that they were somehow insufficient. What became of that was that they became preoccupied with power. In the end, the power must always come back to them as they dis-empower others.
- Objectifying Others. Those who are preoccupied with power objectify others. They are critical, impossible to please, and negative. Beneath the surface, they disown their own sense of inadequacy. You disown in yourself that which you don’t like in others. When you run into someone like this, try something different. What if you changed the dynamics and looked at things from a different perspective?
- The Power of Acceptance. Try moving to a place of vulnerability and acceptance. Remember how you felt as a child. When you accept them as they are, you will feel the freedom to be who you are. As we protect ourselves, and refuse to be vulnerable, we lose compassion and understanding. Remove your false identity, don’t look to others for approval to offset your shame, and be true to yourself.
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