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Pure-O about 'showing off'

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Jason84

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Hello, after (admittedly) bragging about something one my co-workers called me a 'show off'. For some reason my OCD locked on to this idea and I have been ruminating about it - a lot. It feels like anything good I do, anything nice I buy, any time I share any good news that I am "showing off". It feels like that is a horrible thing. Fashion is showing off. Competing is showing off. I don't think I'm an arrogant person, it's just the more I ruminate on it/google on it, the more everything feels like a form of showing off. In a bad way. It also feels like everyone else is showing off too. It is eating away at me. I feel guilty and anxious about trying at anything. It has depleted my ambition. I am serious - I can't stop thinking about it - what should I do about this?
 
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ToughOlive7

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I get that feeling too, and recently I came across something Nelson Mandela said and it makes so much sense!

'It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others'
 
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Hi jason84.

:welcome: to the forum, hope it proves useful to you, it's been really helpful to me.

Loving the Nelson Mandela words that tough olive has shared. :)

Wish you well.

Unique 1 xx
 
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