If you have lived life as a coward and you realize it...does that make you a self-aware coward, but a coward still?
If you realize you’ve been needy, does that change things, or are you just aware that you’re a needy person? What happens if you realize that you are an alcoholic or other addict? What about when you finally admit that you have been attracting all the negative relationships you’ve been experiencing?
Is this the ultimate bravery of facing your fears? Or is it just a cowardly cop-out? A way for you to assuage your guilt by convincing yourself that you’re making progress, but still hanging on to your newly identified behavior.
I’ve seen it both ways. I see people that use their awareness to hang onto victim-hood. They talk about their faults as though they’re a genetic disposition, shrug their shoulders as if to say, that’s just the way it is. Others use the awareness to breakthrough and grow.
So which one do you do?