Helping My Self

I think I’m like most women in that I have a selection of self-help books dealing with subjects ranging from weight loss, to voluntary simplicity, to self-discovery sitting on my bookshelves. I’ve read most of them cover to cover, but rarely do they make an impact on my life. It is not that I am particularly “messed up”, nor am I looking for any sort of confirmation that I am okay the way I am, it is just that I don’t put any of their suggestions into practice. And I think I’ve discovered the reason for that – real personal change is painful and I don’t like pain. Personal change can also cause conflict, with yourself and with others, and I don’t like conflict either. So what do I do? Do I stagnate, forever discontent with who I am? Well, that isn

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