Passivity, Aggression, and Passive Aggression: A Self-Reflection…

We are sub-tweeting our families, friends, and lovers because we don't want to deal with the consequences of expressing our discontent or disagreement with their ideas and behavior, outlook or lifestyle. We ignore calls or partially answer questions. We lie by omission, withhold sex, and treat our children as bargaining tools.... When our actions toward others feel limited by our conditioning, when our understanding or sense of being understood, accepted, appreciated and valued come into question, how do our internal reactions, expectations, and thought processes determine the degree to which we authentically and directly express ourselves to others?

Baggage Claim: Assumtive

" She stumbled thirty miles delirious Toward the last exit She’d passed, bitter, face contorted, drooping with sweat and back ache before recalling the map her mother shoved into her purse showing a rest a mile ahead of where she’d stopped. That's how presumption works... wasted time pretending to know.

Can't hold your growth hostage by dwelling in guilt over past mistakes.  Doing better is the best way to alleviate the pressure of the past.  It says, "I used this pain to learn something, not to keep living in fear."  When you know you're doing your best based on experience, you finally find true confidence.