An alternative to othering ourselves

Often we view our fears, doubts and insecurities as unique to us.

We ‘other‘ ourselves by thinking we’re the only ones who experience them.

At the same time we view our strengths, experiences and stories as universal.

We don’t ‘other’ ourselves by thinking we’re just like everyone else, not unique in any way.

So what if we did the opposite?

That is:

We acknowledge everyone is working through fears, doubts and insecurities in some capacity.

We recognise we all have strengths, experiences and stories that make us uniquely us.

Might that change how we show up for one another? Might that change how we show up for ourselves?

PS. If you’re wondering what makes you unique