Daily prompt: Unsafe containers


Which emotion(s) — joy, envy, rage, pity, or something else — do you find to be the hardest to contain?

I have become very good at masking stress, sadness or anger externally; however internally these negative emotions take their toll on me; in terms of my inclination to channel these negative emotions into making poor food choices. On the upside, I have over the years and a lot of soul searching, gotten better at not giving into those destructive urges. I have had a few epiphanies; the most profound is that even at my lowest weight, I was never happy with myself. The second epiphany is that I no longer have the will, the stamina or the discipline to actually be anorexic and thank goodness for that. That is probably the best thing to have happened to me during the process of getting older and wiser. The distorted imagery that…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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3 Responses to Daily prompt: Unsafe containers

  1. Thanks for the reblog James!


  2. jamesbradfordpate says:

    Your post was kind of the reverse of this other post I read this morning:


    I found your post more encouraging!


  3. I’m glad that you found my post more encouraging. Imagine having all of your inhibitions and filters taken by dementia, that is scary. I don’t think that I have to worry so much about dementia changing me like that, I’ll have to make sure that my family doesn’t buy any chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream if I ever get dementia. I’ll end up weighing a million pounds. lol


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