by Metta Mo
Reflecting, Rejecting and Accepting.
It is my choice
Life after abuse is not easy,
learning to live again, is like learning
to walk again after an injury.
Learning to trust again, love again and
hardest of all learning to forgive without receiving an apology and then forgiving yourself for ever tolerating less than you deserve.
Through the healing process I have learned that the reason I am so forgiving towards others now, is because I understand the psychology behind the emotion. The reason I am not so self-forgiving is because of that same understanding. It is also that
understanding that gives me the ability to look in the mirror and say to myself, self...
You have the option to pick and choose what you allow to affect you, or how it will affect you, negatively or positively?
The obvious choice is going to be to self-preserve, if I don't learn to love myself more, and treat myself right, I can't teach anyone else how to love me and treat me right. I have to love what I see when my reflection is looking back at me, I have to make sure what’s on the inside reflects what I see, and then walk confidently knowing I am okay with who I am, just the way I am.
Not leaving room for anyone else to come in and try to define me, or make me doubt myself.
Rachel Everhart RN