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I Want To Make Me Feel Wanted

915 words - 4 pages

I Want to Make Me Feel Wanted
Keshia Murphy
Abilene Christian University
February 9 2015

I Want to Make Me Feel Wanted
“Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel us which needs to be ignited with sparks.” -Johann Gottfried Von Herder. Throughout life I have come to learn that I have a difficult time with needing to feel wanted. I am incredibly outgoing and have a lot of friends and family, but I do not always feel as though I am wanted in their presence or in their life. This need for wanting to feel wanted is what has fueled my career choice in wanting to be in the psychology/counseling profession.
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When the ‘norms’ did want us, it was for our money, or our intelligence. If we said not we were exiled more than we already were and then shamed. They would say and do hurtful things. The type of things that stick with a person forever. So I would ‘help’ them so I could feel wanted and accepted by them. I did not know it yet, but this is what would be my motivation to be a psychologist/counselor.
How I cope.
Ever since then, I have just wanted to feel accepted and needed. I help others the best way I can. Now I help in a different way. Sometimes being the shoulder, that ear to listen, that chef when you hungry, that voice when your broken, and I do all of these things because it gives me that sense of belonging. Though explaining it like this makes it sounds selfish, I do what I do because I need it and I love it. I have come to learn that even though we have the power to heal our self, sometimes we need the help of another to coach us in a healthier way of healing. We also have the power to stop what wants to happen, from happening when we refuse to forgive, holding on to anger and resentment without healing. Being present with oneself in ways that honor and respects that person within inspires greater awareness and maturity. Being in touch with our self means we listen to our inner voice calling us back to a place of familiar, were peace, love and compassion resides, informing us to do what makes us feel better; whole and complete, not...

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