What is an Inner Vow?
If you can’t change your behavior, even when you really want to, it may be that you have made an inner vow. An inner vow is a determination set in the mind and heart to protect us from pain. It is a promise that we make to ourselves, and it often involves the use of words like “always” and “never.”
Do you find yourself having these types of thoughts?
- Why can’t I commit to a relationship? I really want to be married.
- Why can’t I trust my spouse to pay the bills? I want to take that responsibility off my plate.
- Why can’t I relax when the kids are at their friend’s house? I trust the parents and want them to have fun.