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The Unconscious Vows We Make to Ourselves So the World Can’t Hurt Us

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“You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.” ~Jonathan Safron Foer Are you aware that we all make unconscious vows early on, and they become our internal blueprint for life?

These vows dictate who we can be and are often deeply engrained. Our vows are attached to a deeper need we’re trying to meet—the need for love, acceptance, safety, connection, and security.

They’re not bad or wrong, and neither are we for having them; they come from a smart part of us that’s trying to help us feel safe. Vows are more than a belief; vows are a “never again” thing or “this is the only way to be because my survival is at stake.”  What is a vow, you may ask?

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