Conscious relationships begin with conscious individuals.
Wow, is all I can say, wow!
I picked up the above statement from the back of a book jacket, TED the empowerment dynamic by david emerald.
I find that emotional invalidation is partially an act or habit that is automatic or not known. It is a learned coping skill perhaps that sits just below the waterline of awareness. My other thought is that it is a conscious game of control and power, that is a discussion for another day.
What does it mean to be conscious of emotions ? Is it awareness or mindfulness? Are they the same?
What does it mean to be conscious of being on the receiving end of devaliation, dismissive and crass behaviour ? What about if one is conscious about the design, manufacture and distribution of
Disrespect and invalidation but chooses to continue the behaviour ?
I pose the above questions not as taking points but rather for contemplation that require no answer, analysis or solution.