Denial is a Powerful Tool – Using it to Empower Your L.I.F.E.

We have become experts at using denial as a tool to make our reality more tolerable and stop the pain. But true power comes from changing our circumstances, not by pretending our circumstances are something other than what they are. Read the full message by clicking the link below…

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According to Wikipedia, Denial (also called abnegation) is a defense mechanism postulated by Sigmund Freud, in which a person is faced with a fact that is too uncomfortable to accept and rejects it instead, insisting that it is not true despite what may be overwhelming evidence. The subject may use:

  • simple denial: deny the reality of the unpleasant fact altogether
  • minimisation: admit the fact but deny its seriousness (a combination of denial and rationalization)
  • projection: admit both the fact and seriousness but deny responsibility by blaming somebody or something else

Denial is actually a very powerful tool.  When not fully understood it has the power to cloud your vision and push you away from living the fullness of L.I.F.E.  Denial is a process brought on by some form of loss, which jump starts the grieving process.  There are several stages that we must move through before we are ready to…

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