When someone expresses themselves to you, do you cringe at the thought of you doing the same? Does the idea of sharing what they’re sharing make you feel uncomfortable? Does it stop you from living life the way you want with authenticity and confidence?
If you feel uncomfortable or shy when someone shares something vulnerable with you, that may be a sign that something could use some healing in you, if you want to explore it. It’s a great way to tell just what you need to work on in yourself.
Full expression can make you feel lighter and stronger at the same time, but it isn’t always easy to show up that authentically.
In the second segment, I read a letter from someone I call Larry. He said he can’t get his girlfriend’s two-night stand out of his head. Even though that relationship ended way before Larry met her, he still has an issue with it.
There are some factors involved in thinking about your ex’s past and getting jealous or angry or feeling other negative emotions. Those factors are images and thoughts that repeat themselves by staring into the rear view mirror.
Where should your focus be? How can you even focus on the present moment when you can’t get yourself out of a past that isn’t even your own?
Finally during the closing segment, I teach some techniques on building rapport and share how building rapport isn’t just something to learn and try out with others, it’s also something you can watch people do to you.
After all, it’s better to be prepared so you can tell when someone is using the very same techniques on you (it doesn’t mean they know they’re doing it, but it’s good to know how it can be done!)