There are many paths to the mountain top.
One way to become visible is to talk about it openly with courage and commitment. Not necessarily easy for me. It’s like pulling a band aid off in one quick movement, but over and over again. Better yet, it’s like getting waxed: short term pain for long term gain. There are other, less brutal (ly honest) ways to achieve the same goal that may not require as much painful exposure.
“Act as if…Fake it ‘til you make it…Mind over matter... If you can’t change your situation, change your attitude to the situation.” I’m not sure if the last 2 make my point or just confuse it, but it comes down to this: the mind is a powerful instrument for change.
I am changing my mind. I am confident. I am valid. I am visible. I am not picking up my baggage from baggage claim any more (see previous post). (Am I muscling through? I probably am, but I am also making a choice to believe in myself and the power of body memories to make new neuropathways.)
I'll start tomorrow.