April 25, 2012 · By ·
-mcb “Most of us spend our lives protecting ourselves from losses that have already happened.” ~Geneen Roth I love this quote! The truth of it just cuts me to my core. We all do this. Every single one of us. And yet, this pattern, this defense mechanism, leaves none of us feeling safe, fulfilled, or loved. The moments, minutes, years, and decades we spend trying to protect ourselves from hurts we’ve experienced in our pasts mean we are not able to focus on, connect with, and let in all the good, all the love, that surrounds us in the now. It keeps us reliving, over and over again, the hurts of our past. At points in our lives, building walls around our hearts in hopes of shielding ourselves from heartache may feel like our only option, and truth be told, at points, it is. How we look at, and understand, this defense mechanism of barricade building determines if it’s helpful or hurtful to us in the long run.
April 16, 2012 · By ·