Sharing a great reminder that a friend had posted today. This is very true with family and close relationships in which we place expectations on others and when they aren’t meeting our expectations we feel sad.
“There are moments in our lives when the people we love seem to “fail” us. Moments in which our trust is “betrayed” by those we believed in, and moments when our friends and family members can’t be there for us when we need them the most. When that happens, we feel all alone, abandoned and disconnected from the world around us.
Thinking that people can’t really be trusted, and assuming that we can’t rely on anyone but ourselves, consciously or unconsciously, we decide to stone our hearts. To build walls instead of bridges. And we try very hard to numb ourselves so that we can no longer feel any more pain. Failing to realize that “The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keep out the joy.” ~ Jim Rohn
If you are looking to strengthen your faith in humanity, rebuilt trust and believe in people again.
Open your heart and love again! Life is too short to stay stuck in the past. I’m working to rebuild trust with my family. Time is the best healer. 💝
Good Reminder! I’ve been angry with myself this past weekend because of some poor choices I’ve made that are impacting my health now. By acknowledging the disappointment, I can hold myself accountable but now I’m releasing those feelings as they no longer serve a purpose. I think we have to watch how we speak to ourself. So today my affirmation is to be kind and gentle with myself. I’m going to make better choices and will ask for the Universe to guide and bless me on my journey to improved health and wellness. Amen!
Tonight I ache.
With every beat, every breath, every blink.
But I’m not sad.
Oh no, on the contrary.
I’m full of love.
The kind of love that overwhelms you, threatens to break your heart with its magnitude. Pushes into your field in waves, gently coming and going like the tide. Though perhaps not so gently.
Surely I am too small for this love. Too fragile. Too brittle.
Surely if I let it all in I must combust.
Break into thousands of tiny pieces never to be recognised again.
Surely it must overwhelm me. Strip me of my identity. Have its way with me; leave me naked, broken and shivering in its wake.
My heart hurts with love. So much love it frightens me.
I can feel my fear pulsing with the beat of my heart.
Screaming out to me that I don’t deserve such love. That if I let it in it will just abandon me. Toy with and then tire of me, leaving me all alone.
I close my eyes and take a breath. Another. Another.
And then I surrender to it. To this Love.
Allow it to wash over and through me. Through my fear.
To take my heart. My body. My soul.
To break me wide open and have all of me.
And in that moment I understand.
Love is the answer no matter the question.
Love is the essence of our universe, the building block of our existence, the true nature of our beings.
It is there always, fiercely gentle, patiently waiting for us to accept its unconditional presence in our lives.
Love is remaining right where it is, holding us in its embrace until we are brave enough to invite it in.
Love has no prerequisites, no expectations, no stipulations.
Love just loves us no matter what.
Love will not abandon us, it is us who abandons it.