Got a tyrant keeping you down? Whether it is at a workplace, relationship, family or country, oppressors and abusers of all types have one thing in common- they keep you isolated. Isolated from supervisors and the rest of the company. Isolated from friends. Isolated from the rest of the world. Because, if they keep you isolated, they can control you. They keep you from new possibilities and opportunities that would free you from their grasp. They keep you from information that would allow you to connect. That way, they can construct a distorted reality for you to reside in.
In today's world there is no reason to be isolated.
Who is threatened by your success? Who gets scared when you let yourself shine? Do you crawl back in your box when you see the frightened look on their face?
Intellectually, we know that we are not doing anyone any favors by protecting people. Holding yourself back for another person to feel safe is obviously not good for either person. You need to break free, and they need to be pushed out of their comfort zone.
So why do we keep protecting other people? It is an emotional issue that goes deep. The primary charge likely occurred in childhood- typically from an insecure parent being threatened by the beauty of your being.
About the Author
I, Michael Hoffman, am a licensed psychotherapist, teacher, and author with 25 years experience in counseling and teaching experiential workshops. I have maintained this blog since 2009, and my second book Natural Way of Being will published in 2019.
I offer in-person and video-conferencing counseling, intensive workshops, and online courses to allow participants to directly experience their natural way of being and the life they would have for themselves.