Pride….everyone’s favorite topic, right?
I know talking about pride can bring up a lot of internal triggers for people but I have to be honest that being able to deal with my pride in my recovery journey was one of the best tools to getting free. The opposite, or often times the root cause of pride, is shame and we often use pride as a way of not needing to deal with or cover up our emotions and feels.
WHY DO WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT WITH-HOLDING FOOD?
What is the opposite of pride when it comes to withholding? It’s shame and often times it can be traced back to our childhood or is something that one of our parents dealt with.
ANTIDOTE FOR WANTING TO NOT HAVE NEEDS
Humility. That’s the answer. It’s simultaneously the hardest and most rewarding thing. Humility allows us to recognize that we’re doing things that aren’t for us, are a front for others and allows us to hide our true feelings and emotions. There’s a huge peace that comes when you realize you don’t have to strive and compete against yourself or anyone else.
THE SNEAKY WAY PRIDE SHOWS UP IN RECOVERY
When I was on my recovery journey, I noticed three places that pride showed up in my recovery and kept me from being free. In this video, I share those three areas and one BIG tip that I used to overcome.