Yes, simply by being forced to spend time with their hostage takers a “bond of connection” can form.
As it turns out, the same “bond of connection” can take place with the negative emotions which keep you hostage.
Each of these negative emotions all keep you trapped and captive to a smaller life – safely leashed to a “Life of Less.”
Fear, regret and resentment are not only hostage-takers – they’re brain-washers.
Fear, regret and resentment are constantly whispering how this “Life of Less” is the one and only version of the life which you get.
If you’re lucky, they might provide you with a teeny tiny window – where you can see a small glimmer of the light of a larger life – a small ray of hope shining within reach.
However, that window of hope a very real thing.
Plus, that window is actually open.Yes, you are actually free to escape from your fears, regrets and resentments – at any time.
Yet you’ve fallen slightly in love with the the familiarity and security of these hostage-takers.
You’ve come to believe that your fears, regrets and resentments are keeping you alive and safe.
But it is you who are keeping fear, regrets and resentments each alive and safe.
Plus, you’ve come to believe that these hostage-takers are the ones who are making the demands.
However, the truth is, you are the one who is in charge of the demands to be made!
Yes, you can demand what you want for yourself.
And it is time for you to demand your freedom.
It is time for you to demand a larger, more abundant life!
It is time for you to recognize your fears, regrets and resentments for who they truly are: soul-suckers, freedom-thieves, love-robbers, tricky-liars, peace-abductors, inner-war-mongers.
It is time for you to finally escape from your fears, regrets and resentments – and head for that window of light.
That window of light is open.
Oh – and guess what?
There is no glass in that window either.
Breathe in what it is you really want – expand your lungs with the fresh air of freedom.
A larger life awaits you.
Written and shared with love, xo Karen Salmansohn
I’d love to hear your insights in the comment section below! What’s something which comes to your mind and heart when you read about these hostage-takers?
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.