Dear Readers, sorry I skipped out on you for several weeks. I found myself juggling many balls at once and made a decision to take a short break from my Weekly Sunday Blog. None-the-less, thanks for joining me again. I always look forward to your feedback and the ensuing discussion that helps us all grow and learn on this journey of life. So, welcome again.
This week I would like to share a few of my thoughts and experiences on the emotion, hurt. There has been many songs written about hurt and many stories told of hurt. There seems to be a natural tendency to blame others when we are hurt. I have even found myself portraying the victim and carrying a “victim spirit.” What I’ve discovered is that hurt comes from within and not without. I have found hurt, like many other emotions, to be a gift, howbeit a painful gift. It has worked to create growth in me to the degree that I have allowed it to. Hurt is not meant to create fear in us. I was finding myself afraid of being hurt again. I realized that the fear, brought on by the hurt, was keeping me from living my best life.
On a personal level, I was noticing that I had a little fear around meeting someone else and entering into a committed relationship again. It’s not that the previous ones were bad but there is hurt involved in break-ups. Who wants that? So I found myself holding on to the hurt and remaining somewhat guarded with my emotions. I am training my mind to think from a different space in an effort to get my hearts desire. And believe me, it is a work in progress for me. For me, letting the hurt go also released the fear and has allowed me to meet some beautiful people as a result.
In Summary, I believe hurt is an important emotion for us to feel. It can teach us many lessons if we allow it to. It’s the allowing that has been problematic for me. It is a journey for us all. Feeling down is one of the many side effects of hurt. It is probably the one I experience the most. There will be ups and downs. If we never experience the down, we would have no appreciation for the up. My intention moving forward is to embrace the downs, understanding that they have the possibility to yield amazing ups. I am grateful to presently be on the up and up as I continue to live the life I love.
What hurt are you holding onto? Who are you blaming for “hurting you?” Let the hurt go and move forward towards the bigger things God has in store for you. Let the hurt go for your own inner peace and optimal health. I look forward to your feedback.
Peace and blessings