What can you do today that you could not do a year ago?
|Learning to live in the moment|
A year ago, really for most of my life, I could not set boundaries for my emotional self. I allowed others to enter my life and to emotionally abuse me. I know that may seem strange because I am a strong person. I thought that if I made others happy, others whom I loved, it meant they loved me in return. My inner being was incorrect. Dare I say wrong? I am not perfect. I am learning daily to speak up for myself. I am learning daily to love myself. Loving and accepting myself is what allows me to be happy.
I eat, to nourish my physical body. I pray, to nourish my mental body. I love, to nourish my emotional body.
A year ago I did not realize how much of a thinker I was. Or, better said, maybe I did realize it, I just didn't allow myself to trust my own opinions and thoughts. I find that I enjoy smart conversations with others who challenge my thoughts, but allow me to be entitled to my own opinions.
A part of me is waking up and realizing I am on a journey of self-discovery right now. School was a wonderful kick-start to prime my brain. School allowed me to be research topics, state opinions, share with others and be told my thoughts were valid. If others disagreed with my opinions, I was allowed...no expected, to listen to their reasoning and then respond. I was respected.
Out loud I will tell you I am looking for my independence. That I do not need anything from anyone. I do not want to be saved or protected. I am discovering me. I want to enjoy someone else without feeling they need to be my other half. I am remembering that I am a complete person all ready.
First things first...learn to love thyself. Do you love yourself?
Note: The question at the top of this posting is from: 50 Thought Provoking Questions...