Reflections – Taming our dragons

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” – G.K. Chesterton.

From time to time we may need to confront our dragons. Possibly they appear as doubts and fears. Alternatively they could masquerade as worries and preoccupations.

Whatever form they take, taming our dragons is a task only we can undertake: personal dragons, personal taming.

I prefer to use the words taming our dragons rather than ‘beating our dragons’, to borrow Chesterton’s verb, for three reasons. Firstly, I don’t wish to suggest anything should be beaten, except our performance expectations.

Secondly, our dragons as referred to here, need not be viewed just from the negative viewpoint. In the right measure doubts, fears, worries and preoccupations may balance unhealthy exuberance for an idea or keep us alert to physical danger.

Thirdly, as we carry out the process of taming our dragons we might learn much about ourselves and how such issues can be managed effectively in the future.

Taming our dragons is very much an exercise of inner exploration. Nobody knows us better than ourselves: personal dragons, personal taming, personal development.

I really appreciate your presence here. If you wish to share your input regarding the issue of taming dragons, please leave a comment below.

Kindest regards.



5 Responses to Reflections – Taming our dragons

  1. Ewa says:

    Splendid 🙂

  2. bgdtcoaching says:

    Many thanks Ewa!

  3. Ewa says:

    Speaking about the dragon I have just received this link about a dragon …. one form of a dragon …..

  4. Dawn says:

    For me at times, letting go of the reins of emotion and how I feel about the dragon means everything. Running free, without having to find a solution immediately can be all I need. Sometimes it helps to remember that not all steeds of fire need be completely harnessed.

  5. bgdtcoaching says:

    Yes, choosing to let go at times sounds good. I love your words “Running free, without having to find a solution immediately can be all I need.” Thanks for sharing here Dawn 🙂

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