Aug. 24, 2020

Is It Something Else, Deeper? (Connie J...)

Alcoholic. Domestic Violence Abuser. Anorexic. Narcissist. Self-mutilator. Bully. Paralyzed by anxiety. Sexually promiscuous. Domestic Violence Victim. Drug addict. Bulimic. Fill-in your own ___.

Is it really one of those, or do you have unprocessed feelings? Anger? Grief? Were you a Victim of one of the items in the previous paragraph, or other horrific scenarios?

I'm in no way justifying the generational "Pay-it-Forward" that happens most often; but very rarely is the way the feeling is expressed, the core issue. Many people just stop there, and say, "This is just the way I am", and proverbially dig in their heels.

However, if you don't deal with the underlying, painful issues from your past; they WILL influence - sometimes subtly, other times blatantly - EVERY choice you make in your life.

I know for many years, I made choices for myself that were not quite the best or most responsible ones I could've made. I have faced many consequences for my actions. I own that, now, and my life still isn't perfect; but I am truly happy, and growing into the person I am to be, every morning.

As with all growth, there will be "growing pains"; but that doesn't mean I'm not making the right choices. I think this was one of the hardest things for me to accept. Life is NOT just black and white; there is far more gray territory, where the two feather in, together. Plus, even positive choices may still have consequences.

Does any of this resonate with you? Please let us know, either here, or on the Facebook page.
Thank you, in advance.

Have a good day, and be safe... #ENDtheSILENCEofVIOLENCE #EtSoV 

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