This being human is a guest house.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
Welcome and entertain them all!
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
|Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi,
Originally posted on A Broken Blue Sky:
If someone has a fear of public speaking and then finds the courage to do so, that is strength If you lose your leg and wearing a prosthesis, run a marathon, that is strength and grit If you have a fear of flying and overcome that fear and…
Psychological abusers don’t go for the weak — they choose strong people because they ‘like a challenge’ Lindsay Dodgson pecaphoto77 / Shutterstock Victims of psychological abuse are often strong, confident, and successful. This is because abusers are attracted to someone they think will be a “challenge” to break. People with certain personality traits can change… Continue reading Psychological abusers don’t go for the weak —
Source: Victim Blaming and the Lies they tell you
Originally posted on Blindfolds Hiding Diamonds :
? I am buried by the burden Crushed by the weight of my past Haunted by endless memories Softly caressed by all the beautiful ones Then assaulted by a wave of sharp agony That carries the reality Of the fact that those times are gone Those people are lost They are dust under my bare feet Nothing more (This piece was written to ‘Buried by the Burden’ by Pacific Heights feat. Louis Baker) This poem was inspired by the word prompt ‘BURY‘ at The Daily Prompt
It’s hard to face that the person you thought you loved didn’t really exist, but avoiding that reality has only caused more pain because I kept going back hoping behind those mesmerizing eyes was a human being with a heart. The reality of going back and forth and keeping in contact was just another way… Continue reading Sigh…
Originally posted on After Narcissistic Abuse:
From my Book – From Charm to Harm and Everything else in Between with a Narcissist! @http://www.amazon.com Do some of these behaviors seem to be familiar or similar to what you experienced after one of the many fights or breakups with your Narcissist or perhaps after the discard?…
Originally posted on Growing Self:
“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” ~Brene Brown It has taken me 45 years to truly learn to love myself.? It seems that when many of us look in the mirror, we strive for what we don’t have. Thicker hair. More…
I came across https://inamessyworld.wordpress.com/page/5/ earlier today and it hit home. This young woman expresses her journey through depression and anxiety with such honesty and rawness. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can relate. I have written mostly about the anger I feel towards the abuser, but reading her words remind me of the pain… Continue reading “In A Messy World”
Originally posted on In A Messy World:
I want somebody to hold my hand, Take me out, Out of this dark place, Hug me, Hold me, Tell me that everything will be alright. Stand by my side. Walk this journey with me. I can’t do this on my own anymore. I don’t know how much…
The victim needs to understand that this “dance” of codependency requires two people: the pleaser/fixer (victim), and the taker/controller (narcissist/addict), together both partners dance beautifully in perfect step, and the madness begins. “You’re crazy – that never happened.” “Are you sure? You tend to have a bad memory.” “It’s all in your head.” Does your partner say… Continue reading Listen to your gut, not his words and trust yourself! The reality he wants to shove down your throats isn’t real so walk, and trust that YOU’LL BE OKAY!!!
On December 21, 2016 I was physically assaulted by my ex-boyfriend of 5 years. I thought he was my soulmate. I wanted to grow old with him. This quiet dragged me through the apartment as if I was a rag doll before he slammed me into a wall where I hit my head breaking the… Continue reading