Copyright 2004,2005 by Karl Arnold Belser


I define denial as the refusal to admit the truth.  I know that I'm in denial when I'm experiencing sustained feelings such as outrage, righteousness, and anger.

As with ignorance,
James wrote in his journal about each situation: outrage that his managers promoted him too quickly (They were at fault), righteousness because his wife wouldn't go to work (she was at fault), anger at himself for not being tough enough (he was at fault).  At some point he saw that blaming everyone was futile.  He already knew the truth, and he just didn't want to accept it.  Finally he accepted the fact that he could only change himself, not others.

My imperative to avoid denial is: "Accept The Truth."

Last Updated 10 November 2005