Inse and Curity had just moved to a new town, and Inse was starting a new school. On his first day, Inse felt anxious and insecure. He sat alone at lunch and watched as other kids laughed and talked with their friends.
Curity noticed how down Inse was feeling and decided to help him make new friends. She sat down with him and listened to his worries.
“Making friends can be tough, but it’s important to remember to be yourself,” Curity said. “What do you like to do? What are you interested in?”
Inse thought for a moment before answering, “I like playing video games and reading comic books.”
“Those are great interests!” Curity replied. “Why don’t you try starting a conversation with someone about those things? You might find that you have a lot in common.”
Inse was hesitant at first, but with Curity’s encouragement, he approached a group of kids who were playing a video game at recess.
“Hey, can I join in?” Inse asked nervously.
To his surprise, the other kids welcomed him with open arms. They shared their favorite games and talked about their favorite superheroes.
As the days went on, Inse became more confident and made even more friends. He learned that being himself was the best way to attract people who shared his interests.
When he and Curity talked about their progress, Inse realized that he had transformed his insecurity into confidence, and he was grateful to have Curity’s guidance along the way.
The five transformations were a valuable tool that Inse had used to overcome his insecurity and make new friends. By ignoring his negative inner voice, using it as inspiration, following Curity’s positive inner voice, taking action, and befriending both voices, Inse had transformed into a more confident and outgoing person.
From that day on, Inse knew that friendship was a two-way street, and he was excited to continue making new friends while staying true to himself.
Inse had been feeling down for days. His family had moved to a new town and he had started at a new school. But he just couldn’t seem to make any new friends. Every time he tried to talk to someone, his words seemed to get stuck in his throat, and he would end up feeling embarrassed and alone.
One day, as he was walking home from school, Inse saw a group of kids playing in the park. They looked like they were having so much fun, and he wished he could join in. But he didn’t know how to approach them, and he felt like he didn’t fit in.
When he got home, he told Curity about how he was feeling. “I’m just so bad at making friends,” he said, his voice filled with frustration.
Curity put her arm around Inse’s shoulder and said, “You’re not bad at making friends, Inse. You just haven’t found the right people yet. Making friends takes time and practice, but I believe in you.”
Inse looked up at Curity, a glimmer of hope in his eyes. “But how do I even start?” he asked.
“That’s where the five transformations come in,” Curity said. “Remember, the first transformation is to ignore the voice of insecurity. When you start to feel nervous or insecure, just take a deep breath and remind yourself that you’re capable of making friends.”
Inse nodded, taking in Curity’s words. “And the second transformation?” he asked.
“The second transformation is to use the voice of insecurity as amusement and inspiration,” Curity said. “Instead of letting that voice bring you down, try to see the humor in it. And then use it as inspiration to be more confident and try again.”
Inse smiled. He had never thought about using his insecurities in a positive way before.
“The third transformation is to let yourself be guided by the voice of security,” Curity continued. “This means being self-confident, inspired, creative, and all the other positive emotions and thoughts that come with feeling secure in yourself.”
Inse felt a surge of hope. He knew he could be all those things if he just believed in himself.
“The fourth transformation is to take action,” Curity said. “That means putting yourself out there, trying new things, and making an effort to connect with others. And the fifth transformation is to befriend the two inner voices, understanding that they are both a part of you and learning to live with both sides of life.”
Inse took a deep breath, feeling a new sense of determination. He knew it wouldn’t be easy, but he was ready to try. And with Curity by his side, he felt like anything was possible.
Over the next few weeks, Inse started to put the five transformations into practice. He took deep breaths when he felt nervous, laughed at his own insecurities, and focused on the positive things about himself. He started to approach kids at school, asking if he could join in their games or sit with them at lunch.
At first, it was hard. He was still nervous, and not everyone was welcoming. But he didn’t give up. He kept reminding himself of Curity’s words and the five transformations, and slowly but surely, he started to make new friends.
One day, as he was walking home from school, he felt a tap on his shoulder. He turned around to see a group of kids from his class, smiling at him.
“Hey, Inse, we’re going to the park to play soccer. Wanna come?” one of them asked.
Inse felt a surge of happiness. He had finally found his place, and he knew it was all thanks to Curity and the five transformations.