The Awakening ~Part 6

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Part 6 follows. What do you think so far? Comments welcome!!

You learn to look at relationships as they really are and not as you would have them be. You stop trying to control people, situations and outcomes.

You learn that just as people grow and change, so it is with love; and you learn that you don’t have the right to demand love on your terms, just to make you happy.

You learn that alone does not mean lonely.You look in the mirror and come to terms with the fact that you will never be a size 5 or a perfect 10 and you stop trying to compete with the image inside your head and agonizing over how you “stack up”.

~Sallie

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The Awakening ~Part 5

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Part 5

You learn that you don’t know everything; it’s not your job to save the world and that you can’t teach a pig to sing.You learn to distinguish between  guilt and responsibility and the importance of setting boundaries and learning to say NO. You learn that the only cross to bear is the one you choose to carry and that martyrs get burned at the stake.

Then you learn about love.Romantic love and familiar love.How to love, how much to give in love,when to stop giving and when to walk away.You learn not to project your needs or your feelings onto a relationship. You learn that you will not be more beautiful, more intelligent, more lovable or important because of the man on your arm or the child that bears your name.

~Sallie

The Awakening~Part 4

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Part 4:

You learn the difference between wanting and needing and you begin to discard the doctrines and values you’ve outgrown, or should never have brought into to begin with and in the process, you learn to go with your instincts.

You learn that it is truly in giving that we receive and that there is power and glory in creating and contributing and you stop maneuvering through life merely as a “consumer” looking for your next fix.

You learn that principles such as honesty and integrity are not the outdated ideals of a by gone era, but the mortar that holds together the foundation upon which you must build a life.

~Sallie

The Awakening ~Part 3

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Part 3:

You realize that much of the way you view yourself and the world around you, is a result of all the messages and opinions that have been ingrained into your psyche. You begin to sift through all the junk you’ve been fed about how you should behave, how you should look and how much you should weigh, what you should wear  and where you should shop and what you should drive, how and where you should live and what you should do for a living, who you should marry and what you should expect of a marriage, the importance of having and raising children or what you owe your parents.You learn to open up to new worlds and different points of view.You begin reassessing and redefining who you are and what you really stand for.

~Sallie

The Awakening ~Part 2

Dear Fellow Journalers,

Part 2:

You awaken to the fact that you are not perfect and that not everyone will always love, appreciate or approve of who or what you are… and that’s OK. (They are entitled to their own views and opinions.) And you learn the importance of loving and championing yourself and in the process, a sense of newfound confidence is born of self-approval.

You stop complaining and blaming other people for the things they did to you (or didn’t do for You.) and you learn that the only thing you can really count on is  the unexpected. You learn that people don’t always say what they mean or mean what they say and that not everyone will always be there for you and that it’s not always about you. So, you nd learn to stand on your own and to take care of yourself and in the process  a sense of safety and security is born of self-reliance.

You stop judging and pointing fingers and you begin to accept people as they are and to overlook their shortcomings and human frailties and in the process, a sense of peace and contentment is born of forgiveness.

 

~Sallie

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