Where is that feeling coming from? It's not really in your gut is it? It's not in your chest and it's not in your ears either. It's coming from that other part of you isn't it? Yeah, mine is too.
It's the part of us that hurts for ourselves, for how we've shut ourselves down in attempts to please others...hurts for how we've disrespected ourselves...yet again. It hurts doesn't it? Yet we do it over and over again. We put a muzzle on our soul. Why?
I think something got inside us...words heard that hurt and things changed. But you know what? When we deny our authentic selves...we're hurting ourselves and we're keeping ourselves stuck.
Why do you do it? Do you know? Do you think it will make them love you more? maybe they won't leave then? But let me ask you this...do you not think you're important? What about your needs? Your dreams? We're not loving ourselves when we do this...we are actually dishonouring ourselves! And I for one...AM DONE!
No longer will I dishounour my soul to please another. I'm getting rid of that thinking and I am done with making myself feel those things! I AM DONE! and I am loving myself instead.
thank you S.C. Lourie and Butterflies and Pebbles for such a powerful thought provoking piece