Family Addiction Recovery: A Blog
Most of us use labels to talk about our concerns. I am stressed. I am sooo overwhelmed. I can’t sleep. I am worn out. I am exhausted.
According to author Sherianna Boyle in her latest book Choosing Love: Discover How to Connect to the Universal Power of Love–and Live a Full, Fearless, and Authentic Life! what’s more helpful is to focus on our experiences. She writes:
When you label something, it is likely you are pulling information (thoughts, interpretations) from your conscious mind. Therefore, when you label or describe something, you are filtering it through that narrow “10 percent” lens. Your descriptions of what’s currently going on are probably actually memories of the past or projections of the future. But what you’re really experiencing is actually slightly different.
Boyle notes that labels don’t really get to the heart of what’s happening within us. Labels are limiting. But when you speak about your experience, you’re tuning into your feelings. You’re getting specific. You’re tuning into a range of information. You’re tuning into yourself.
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Timothy Harrington is passionate about helping family members of the addicted loved one awaken to their own power and purpose.