Category Archives: Trust

Hopeful

Something was very different last night. I have been on the fence whether or not to give up going to my Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meeting.  I was upset about a few things – the time limits … Continue reading

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To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

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Accepting when it’s hard.

Yesterday, my best internet friend needed a month-long break from me. Not a couple of days, not a couple of weeks. But a whole month. I have separation anxiety. I know this is stupid and irrational. I KNOW I’d been … Continue reading

Posted in anxiety, Broke Down Spirit, Connection, Disconnection, Friendship, Grief and Loss, Healing, Healthy detachment, Highly Sensitive Person, Mindfulness, Moods, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Radical self-forgiveness, Sadness, True Self, Trust | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

What’s in my shadow?

I wrote this yesterday: I don’t often see you as you are.  I see you as I want you to be – kind, compassionate, loving.  and when you show your shadow side – unkind, less than compassionate, less than loving … Continue reading

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The gift of forgetting our history

It’s hard to believe I was ever afraid of this man.  But I was.  It’s hard to believe I was ever mistrustful of this man.  But I was.  It’s hard to believe I was ever mean to this man.  But … Continue reading

Posted in Connection, Disconnection, Enlightenment, Hope, Jesus, Personal growth, Radical Acceptance, Radical forgiveness, Soul, Spiritual Teacher, spirituality, Trust | Tagged , | 14 Comments