Thursday, January 2, 2014

I have compassion for myself.

“As a child, I was emotionally abandoned if I cried or expressed “negative” feelings. I learned that I wasn’t worthy of love and acceptance unless I was happy. As an adult, whenever I felt sorry for myself, I rejected myself the same way my parents had. I hated myself for exposing my “badness” and “making” people walk away from me. I abandoned myself during the times when I needed the most comfort. Healing those wounds allowed me to see that I’m worthy of love even when I express my pain or talk about the awful things that happened to me. No matter how anyone else responds to me, I have compassion for myself.” ~Christina Enevoldsen

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes

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