I learned from an early age to people-please…
I felt I could control and manage outcomes with this super power. I especially felt I could manage how my parents reacted to stuff I did.
The thing is, if you’re working with only one approach, what happens is that you suppress any other possibilities. It meant that I unconsciously started to disown parts of myself. I detached from my own emotions and continued to modify my behaviour based on feedback from others and in my environment.
As I grew older, my go-to behaviour started causing me stress. I had a lot of difficulties in relationships….afraid of being abandoned and rejected.
I put my efforts into being someone I THOUGHT I should be and not who I really was.
My saving grace came in the form of a wonderful teacher, Angela Massiah. She always saw ME. Other teachers saw my acting out, nervousness, non performance. She saw ME, and as a result, I saw myself…the real me – as they say “warts and all”!
Mrs Massiah is no longer here on this physical plane, but she will live forever in my heart.
This picture sits framed, on a shelf just to the left of me, where I work every day as a reminder of her love and devotion in encouraging me the to be the best version of myself.
On the day that we took that picture she said to me …”The teacher has become the student, and the student the teacher.”
We are all teachers…teaching by our example…how we live, how we serve and how we love.
Each of us has something unique to offer, to bring to this planet, in a way that no one else could.
However most of us aren’t aware of our superpower and uniqueness and if we are aware, we have difficulty articulating our talents and giftedness. As a result, the majority of our potential clients, those people who REALLY need our help, don’t know we exist.
I dream of every person in Trinidad and Tobago finding out HOW they are unique and then communicating that clearly so that we can all actively participate in problem solving and solution-finding.
Less talk – MORE ACTION!
Do not lose hope or faith in your own capacity…to be the leader in your field and help achieve the better Trinidad and Tobago that we all envision!
Love and Light…
Licensed MCORE© Faciltator
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