If you can find hope in your heart, you have found the most important key to your recovery.
No matter what you have been through, or how long you have hidden yourself under a thick blanket of anxiety and fear – hope can be the shining light that will cleanse your heart, mind and body.
One day, yes. Until then, one breath at a time. There is no timeline on healing, there can be ups and downs along your path for decades. That is ok. The only thing that matters is this moment, right now. Sooth yourself in any way you can, and be kinder to yourself.
What if things work out beautifully well in the end? Take a deep breath, lay down and relax. Relax and trust life again.
Sooth your numbing insecurity, comfort you trembling sadness and cool your burning rage. Take a step back and rest in your comfortable safe haven.
People who hurt others are only acting out their own inner pain, they don’t need more hatred or punishment – they need help. And regardless the circumstances, if it feels even the slightest bit off to you, it is a beautiful sign that it is a good idea for you to say no and set boundaries.
If they freak out when you say no and set boundaries – your boundaries were very much needed! Don’t let them or their actions bring you down – you can grow as a person because of it all, and you help them too by setting your boundaries. It is all of value
In fact, do you even have to think about what happened as “unwanted experiences”? Why not start thinking about it as clarifying contrast? Huge difference in perspective. Take your power back by realizing that you can use the clarifying contrast as inspiration to blossom into everything you desire to be. It is all of value.
The path ahead of you might seem rough an unpredictable – take comfort in knowing that all it takes is one small step. You don’t have to know the entire path ahead of you, just gently take one step at a time. One breath at a time.
At times you may feel lost in dark despair, and you may tremble by the mere thought of what happened. However, it is never hopeless and it is never too late because no matter how dark it might temporarily seem – there is always a glimmer of hope inside your heart. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and trust that this too shall pass.
On days when it feels really hard, know that this is an excellent day for you to be kinder to yourself. The worse you feel, the more kindness, compassion and love you need to give yourself.
If those you called friends were absent when you were drowning in despair, fill your heart with gratitude without them in your life as your zest for life slowly returns. Those who stayed with you when you shattered into a million pieces, showed you what truly matters in life.