[What did I learn today? Lessons on the Journey to Unconditional Self Love] Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable
Stay close to those who are not afraid to be vulnerable, because they have
confidence in themselves and know that, at some point in our lives, we all
stumble; they do not interpret this as a sign of weakness, but of
humanity.Avoid those who seek friends in order to maintain a certain social
status or to open doors they would not otherwise be able to approach.Paul
In my house growing up we had to be "strong" crying was a sign of weakness,
when I burst out in tears I would hear "Let me give you something to cry
for" which may be followed with a pinch or maybe two "hard slap". Crying
then would now be totally out of the question then for who wants another
pinch or "hard slap"? Not me no sireeeee
And so showing any sign of so called weakness was never a feature in my
make up. Crying? hell naw no chance, weakness? no I fix things and I am
strong! That had its advantages in many occasions however when the
proverbial shit hit the fan, all the proverbial shit stayed inside until it
started overflowing and stinking up my life!
Now I have learnt that vulnerability is a type of super power, it allows me
to be wholly and fully me and feel comfortable that those around me who
judge that and run - let them run and those who judge me and stick around
with a willing mind and spirit we can work it through and those who accept
me we are on the same path
Vulnerability allows me to release the toxic feelings of what no longer
serves me it allows me to know that feeling a feeling is ok, feelings are
signals and signs pointing me in a direction, to welcome them, accept them,
deal with them and heal.
And so when I realized that, all hell broke loose, I am crying in the
movies, in front my lap top reading something, when I meditate, running and
seeing the sun rise, at the beach seeing the sun set- OMG I went overboard!
but hey, I have some years to make up for don't I?
Avoidance denial and repression cannot help you
It's the most life-strengthening gift you'll ever give yourself...to see
what you've been refusing to see. To deal in order to heal. Every day you
keep yourself from looking that shit square in the eyes is a day you keep
yourself exactly where you are.
I have been learning compassion, self love, acceptance and non judgement-
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Unconditional Self Love on 4/12/2016 02:17:00 pm