Initially we create and put up barriers to protect ourselves, but that can only work for a finite time, sooner or later we must take control. I’ve had to overcome barriers on my childhood: the neglect and emotional distress on a disability I didn’t know I had, has been my biggest struggle.
I’ve had to overcome barriers on my disability, barriers over judgments, how I presented over the years and how I still continue to present. I’ve had to overcome barriers on failing in school. The more I failed the more I carried the guilt, because those responsible for my education failed to acknowledge their responsibilities.
I understand how it all works now. It is our subconscious thoughts and feelings that hold us back without us being aware and those need addressing. Without us understanding our thoughts or how we can release those thoughts, the emotional blocks we hide behind will always stop us from getting on with life.
Although we all have different things we deal with, the fact is we all have barriers to overcome. Through our ability to reflect, we can attain a greater understanding and awareness of our emotions and beliefs. We must be prepared to peel back the layers on our experiences.
It is important that through the process we work on improving our mental and emotional wellbeing. The idea is that we give ourselves the requisite tools and awareness to live a happier life. The biggest barrier we usually have to overcome is what other people think of us.
But we don’t have to prove or convince others to agree with us or even like us. What’s important is what we think of ourselves. Instead of taking things personally, use what’s said to improve your thought process. Care for those who care about you and care less about those who say they care, but their actions and tone tell you otherwise.
Instead of holding on to criticism, choose to look past the criticism so that what registers is constructive feedback.