My Courage and Subpersonalities

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I feel extremely afraid to face up to new situations thus the word I am selecting is courage. As in Assagioli‘s article if I keep this word in mind eventually it will become apart of my daily activities.

Individual use: When used by an individual, the application may be termed psychagogic or psychosynthetic. It serves the purpose of evoking and enhancing qualities which are insufficiently developed, thereby fostering a harmonious and integral self-actualization and realization (psychosynthesis). This concept is presented in detail elsewhere (Assagioli, 1965 p15).

Now the question arises how this helped me in my daily life , many of the simple things in life constitute a lot of courage. Delivering a talk on stage in front of many people from a podium just like a school headmaster does everyday takes a lot of courage and character, so every time before I went on stage I kept saying to myself, “ I have the courage to speak in front of this crowd.

In my case many inner conflicts brew in side me, I want to run away from the stage yet I want to face the crowd and prove that I am courageous.

Courage is a virtue needed to conquer fear or despair. The virtue of courage is important because it can be applied in numerous situations. If people possess courage, they can be strong and stable in situations where they might feel uncomfortable. Since there are many things in life which are stressful and unfamiliar, such as apprehension of the first day on a job, first day at a new school, or what you will find behind door number two, courage will allow you to overcome these suspicions and fears. Personally, courage will help me become more confident in the activities in which I participate. I can feel better about myself and not be so timid, but at the same time, courage is not something which I can abuse. If courage is abused it can easily generate into conceit or egotism. Egotism can easily be obtained by overworking courage .Courage levels out to be the happy medium between bashfulness and conceit.

My Subpersonality helped me to resolve my inner conflicts , when this happened in the inner self the subpersonalities which seemed to be conflicting i.e courage and cowardice, merged together. Thus a third subpersonality was formed. This subpersonality had the characteristic of courage.

Courage was something which was a problem for me even when I would be talking a group of friends, I was not bold enough to express my own ideas. I would confirm with the other in the group . However here also my subpersonality seemed to resolve my conflict and now I can go up to any group of friends and give my own point of view .

I would like to conclude by saying that courage was something which I lacked in my life but as kept saying to myself I am not a coward , I have courage before speaking in public , I found that my subpersonalities merged to forma courageous individual.

ReferencesAssagioli, R. (1965). Psychosynthesis, A manual of principles and techniques. New York: Viking.