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You are not lost, just buried. You don’t need to be found, just uncovered. The work has always been to explore and challenge the conditioning and programming, and to reevaluate the conclusions you came to as a young one in order to remain protected.
Here’s the news, we were really resilient little beings who were super observant and aware of our surroundings. We figured out who and how we needed to be in order to try to protect ourselves the most. And here’s some other news - a lot of those same qualities are qualities that we cherish present day too. They made us direct, hard working, independent, attuned, mindful, and aware. But the flip side (because there is one) is that who and how we became in order to stay protected in this world can also be the same things that block us from intimacy, trusting others, allowing them to have a role in our lives, and being deeply integrated into relationships. It’s the conflict of “I’m totally fine on my own” and “I crave a relationship.” “I can’t trust anyone” and “I want desperately to be able to trust someone in this world.” It’s the extension of “I don’t need anything...except I actually do. I do need...I just don’t know how to trust it.” We can understand our story all we want, but if we don’t start doing something with it then the story will continue to lead our lives. What’s the story you want in the driver seat? Keep the qualities that “made you who you are” (you know the ones you really like) but get rid of the counter qualities that keep you in the dark. The ones which block you from the opportunity to be seen, understood, acknowledged, loved. What protected you before might be blocking you today. Yes, it’s a careful, deliberate unveiling, but a process that requires our attention.