Wouldn’t it be nice if we only had to experience being ill-treated by one man, and we learned from it never to make certain mistakes again? for most of us, the reality is slightly different. we learn that a certain kind of man treated us badly, in a certain kind of way, and we resolve never to make that mistake again. sadly, we don’t think that we could be vulnerable to different, but equally calamitous, mistakes. that is precisely why we repeat them.
My mother’s favorite phrases – when i was doing my best to grow up – included these three gems, “what do you think you are doing?” “what do you think you are wearing?” and “you aren’t going out looking like that!” there were plenty of things she did not want me to wear – because bad things might happen – outside the house – if i did. yet she never paid much attention to the emotional attire i was clad in.
in fact, mother had no idea that emotional attire has a big impact on a person’s quality of life. in this week’s blog, we shall be looking at,
a) your current emotional attire,
b) who chose it for you and
c) how you get to upgrade your emotional wardrobe – and your quality of life.