"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection."
~Siddhārtha Gautama (the Buddha)
I’ve been pondering why folks seem so “crazy” and disconnected … many don’t even know this … that’s called denial and boy oh boy, do I know denial. Denial was my best friend for many years of my life. Denial helped me face the day and get though some awful times … denial helped me tuck away the “real” life and feelings in order for me to survive. It took a long, long time to get out of it … and still, I am vigilant to make sure I don’t slip back into the quicksand of denial. Yes, life seems more painful but I know that someday I will work through this pain of my past life experiences and break through to a new sparkling and shinny life experience not some shadow of a life.
When I started to awaken, it felt (and still does to a degree) like I was in darkness, in a pit of despair and it was like walking through sludge to get up and out to breathe some fresh air. It’s funny, but while in denial I didn’t feel that way and I guess that’s why we all do this to protect ourselves until we are ready to face our pain and feelings. I hope and pray for someday soon, people will find their way out of there pit and into the sunlight … that we will all learn to truly LOVE ourselves and in turn send out those loving energies, feelings and thoughts to all the Universe, transforming it into a more loving place.
Wishing You All Happiness and Peace this Day and all your days to come!
This was a thing I struggled with for years. Now, in my early 60's, I am just beginning to like the person I am. But, I still have a lot of work to do...
Wonderful words to live by!
Thanks Victoria for your thoughts and feeling on this ... my daughter, who is very insightful, believes we all get the way we are from our parents ... either real or perceived experiences by us when we were children. She would make a wonderful counselor ... and I think that's so because she herself has gone through so much as still is. People who have had an "easy" life just can imagine challenges and suffering. But, we all have our own "struggles" one way or another. Oh, here I go again, on and on and on.
Thanks a bunch Sharon. I love hearing from you ... all the way from Ireland ... oh,how I wish I could visit.
Much peace and love to you my friend ;o) To love yourself, is hard, but you have to keep trying! I always smile and wink at myself in the mirror. Makes me laugh ;o) Big Hugs ;o)
I always knew I wasn't the only one who had thoughts and feeling like this, Wonderful post and I am glad to say I can see the Sun Light and am slowly making my way to greet it.
Thanks Stacy you cutie pie you! And you to Mohala ... I'm so glad you found this path at such a young age ... you are way ahead of me.
Perfect and sound advice, sweetie. I think this is a huge struggle for most people largely due to the societal examples we are always measured against. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all just celebrated our uniqueness?
Super beautiful and deeply touching post.I celebrate with you..shine on! Who you are( and who everyone is) is a gift..and it is why we are all here..shine it out loud..don't ever stop shining! We must all embrace the way we are designed and love unconditionally! Thanks for sharing your beautiful story! You are awesome..and a beautiful soul!
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