Connection: The Need for Self Expression. Mastery Newsletter April 26, 2017

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We need to connect with others.

 

It is essential to our health and well-being.

 

This need shows up as a desire to express ourselves.

 

We need to be heard.

 

Yet, we are stymied.

 

As children, well meaning parents and others may have taught us to not be so noisy.

 

“Children should be seen, not heard.”

 

The creative, rambunctious and wild 6-year-old eventually gets put on hold.

 

We learn to censor what we say and how we say it to conform to arbitrary standards.

 

Thus, we limit ourselves. We are the ones who become our own worst enemies.

 

Not expressing ourselves fully.

 

This is why Toastmasters exists.

 

Often thought of as a place to learn public speaking, Toastmasters is much more.

 

It is a place to learn self expression, yes.

 

But also a safe space to face our deepest fears.

 

For many, that is the fear of public speaking.

 

Facing our deepest fears empowers us.

 

Facing our fears, we allow ourselves to bring forth and show to the world who we truly are.

 

Showing our vulnerabilities, we connect deeply with others.

 

This connection is therapeutic. It is healing.

 

It is why the sense of community with others is critical to our health.

 

It is what is a critical missing element in modern society.

 

It is what helps to provide a sense of safety in this often turbulent world.

 

What groups or clubs do you belong to that allows for that sense of safety?

 

What can you do to connect more deeply with others in your groups?

 

 

To Your Joy, Energy and Health,

 

 

Matti Anttila

 

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