Post by Jacarandagirl on May 22, 2014 14:12:52 GMT -8
I totally relate. I remember finding the same fear in myself, I think it translated in me more like "Is it safe to be happy?" Like I would definitely be in trouble if I started getting too happy.
Lovely article Susan, I like that in the bible story Jesus didn't give the guy a lecture about how he was sticking to his misery, he just says to pick up your mat and go home. Do something. I love that level of compassion.
Kristana, you are doing so well. Keep going in to your sweet self and finding out what is holding you back. Keep loving yourself despite and including all your fears. Byron Katie says that our fearful thoughts are like children. They need our love. People often think "I want to get rid of my faults, of my fearful thinking", and she says something like would you throw a sad little child out into the street? No, you would wrap your arms around them and love them. That's all that's going on here. Those thoughts are like sad, frightened children.
"You deserve better than something that may be comfortable for you but you already know doesn't work and that you'll be complaining about soon enough and hoping that something or someone else will do what you can't even do for yourself. You deserve better - you deserve change".
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