Inse sat alone at lunch, staring down at his peanut butter sandwich. He watched the other kids laughing and talking with each other. Inse wished he could join in, but he didn’t know how to start a conversation with them. He felt like an outsider and the voice of insecurity in his head kept telling him that he was not good enough to be friends with them.
“Hey Inse, what’s up?” Curity asked, taking a seat next to him.
Inse sighed, “Nothing. Just feeling left out again.”
Curity nodded in understanding. “I know it’s tough, but you have to believe in yourself. You are a great person and anyone would be lucky to have you as a friend.”
Inse smiled weakly. He wished he could believe her, but the voice of insecurity was too strong.
Curity noticed his expression and asked, “Have you tried the five transformations?”
Inse shook his head. “No, I haven’t.”
Curity explained, “The five transformations are a way to overcome the voice of insecurity. First, you ignore the voice. Second, you use it as inspiration. Third, you listen to the voice of security, which is the positive voice in your head. Fourth, you take action based on what you learned. And finally, you befriend both voices.”
Inse listened intently. He was curious to try it out.
As the school day continued, Inse tried to apply the five transformations. When he heard the voice of insecurity telling him he was not good enough, he laughed and thought about how silly that voice sounded. Then, he tried to use the voice as inspiration by thinking about what he could do to improve himself.
During recess, Inse noticed a group of kids playing soccer. He had always wanted to join in, but he was too scared to ask. But this time, he listened to the voice of security and took action. He walked up to the group and asked if he could join in. The kids welcomed him with open arms and Inse couldn’t believe how much fun he was having.
After school, Inse and Curity walked home together. Inse felt proud of himself for overcoming his fears and making new friends.
As they walked, Curity asked, “How do you feel now?”
Inse thought about it for a moment and replied, “I feel good. I feel happy that I was able to join in and have fun.”
Curity smiled, “See, you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to believe in yourself.”
Inse nodded in agreement. He knew it was going to take time to completely overcome his insecurities, but he was determined to keep trying.
The next day at school, Inse saw the group of kids playing basketball. This time, he didn’t hesitate to join in. He laughed and cheered with the other kids as they played. He was still a little nervous, but he knew that he could handle it.
As the days went by, Inse continued to apply the five transformations in his life. He started to make new friends and feel more confident in himself. The voice of insecurity was still there, but it was getting weaker and weaker.
Months later, Inse sat in the cafeteria with his new friends. He smiled and laughed as they chatted about their day. Inse couldn’t believe how much his life had changed in just a few months. He was grateful for Curity and her constant support and encouragement.
“Hey Inse, do you want to come over to my house this weekend?” one of his friends asked.
Inse felt a surge of happiness and excitement. “Yes, I would love that!”
As he walked home that day, Inse couldn
Inse felt relieved and happy that he could finally communicate his feelings to his friends. He realized that keeping his emotions bottled up only made him feel more left out and isolated. His friends apologized for not realizing how he was feeling and promised to include him in their activities more often.
The next day, Inse woke up feeling more confident and secure in himself. He was no longer afraid to express his emotions and had learned how to communicate effectively with his friends. As he walked to school with Curity, he thanked her for teaching him about the five transformations and how to deal with his insecurities.
Curity smiled at him and said, “Remember Inse, the voice of insecurity will always be there, but as long as you listen to the voice of security and take action, you can overcome anything.”
Inse smiled back at her, feeling grateful for the support and guidance she had given him. He was excited to face whatever challenges lay ahead, knowing that he had the tools to overcome them.