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“Blame is a defensive substitute for an honest examination of life that seeks guidance in our mistakes.” – Thomas Moore, Care of the Soul

When we hear the cry of wrongdoing, it is easy to pass the torch to another. The fear of messing up is an alarm set off by our ego. When we’re on the edge of shame (we said/did/thought) the “wrong” thing, we desperately grasp onto shame and blame.

The latter rinses away the former. It temporarily relieves us of unworthiness, guilt and the heartache of years of not feeling good enough.

Being wrong and making mistakes, however, are necessary parts of our self-growth.

Listening without self-blame, but acknowledgement, acceptance and nonjudgmental openness can actually be key to showing us what we need most. Whether it’s to teach us how to be more self-compassionate, to heal old wounds, to make time to connect and play, to reconnect to what’s most important, making mistakes may feel uncomfortable, but they can lead us to a more authentic, joyful and healing way of living our lives.

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Mindfulness for Mind-Blowing Sex: 5 Practices
(The Psychology of Success) – Mindfulness has been said to improve both physical and mental health and has been used by practitioners, athletes and students. But mindfulness for better sex? Here’s how to use mindfulness to enhance your sexual connection.

Best Yoga Music: 20 (Non-Traditional) Yoga Songs to Get Your Downward Dog On
(Your Body, Your Mind) – Need a little music to go with yoga? Here are twenty surprising songs to pair with your next practice.

Is the Perfect the Enemy of the Good?
(Thrive) – Success and failure are equally destructive when you’re a perfectionist. Read how trying to achieve the impossible will inevitably steal away your joy and happiness.

My Childhood Made Me Do It!
(Peace, Love & Childhood Adversity) – A traumatic childhood can follow you into adulthood. It can increase your chances for alcoholism and drug abuse. It can cause health problems and make it harder for you to form healthy relationships. With that being said, there is hope even in hardship. Find out what you can do to redo, rebuild and reinterpret your past so you can move forward.

Free Association: How to be more creative
(Reflections from a Children’s Therapist) – Feeling creatively blocked? Go from stuck to flow with tips on how to use free association to increase your creativity.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 21 Jul 2014
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: July 22, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 15, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/07/22/best-of-our-blogs-july-22-2014/

 

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