How do you stop that feeling of inadequacy forming in your throat? When others words and actions feed into the negative narrative you already have for yourself.
Why do I allow them to make me feel so low?
Why does their opinions matter so much and why oh why do I allow them to speak their lies over me?
You see I am enough,
I am more than enough.
I am a kind, caring, emotional women who has the right to be. I don’t need to fit into the boxes of others and I definitely don’t need to allow others to feel better about themselves as they hurt me.
Enough is enough.
I’m learning to have boundaries, learning to ignore (or at least pretend to) and I’m trying not to allow others to tear me down.
It’s took me a long time to like who I am. A longer time to see the value in who I am. I need to stay in this place.
I deserve to be in this place.
For a time I actually wanted to do life alone, to not have opinions around me that fed my negative narrative. Loneliness felt like a antidote to self harm. Yet I don’t have to live life alone, I can do life with others as long as I have boundaries and I make sure respect is given as it should be.
I’m not your plaything, I’m not the one you can beat down on because you are not feeling good about yourself. I am a heart, a soul that deserves to be.
So if you are like me and have allowed others to tear you down please stop. You are who you are meant to me. I mean let’s put this into perspective, every blade of grass is unique so why shouldn’t you be?
Also if you are one of those that need to beat down on others to make yourself feel better then stop. Does this behaviour actually make you feel good? Do you like who you see in the mirror?
I’ve come to the conclusion that life is hard enough without us adding pain to ourselves. Maybe we aren’t where we wish to be, we want to be healthier, we want to get a promotion, a relationship, a family whatever those are goals and goals are great, but beating ourselves up on the way to achieving them does not help, belief me I’ve learned this the hard way.
Life is going to throw curve balls, dreams are going to be lost but that’s part of the journey. Knowing who we are in ourselves is the only way we will find peace.
Validation from others is only a short term placebo.
Know your heart, know your strengths and know your beauty.
Never allow anyone to dim your sunshine.
We all deserve to shine.