Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Making Friends with Myself

Many of us know the story of the poor boy who couldn't tolerate his hunger anymore and stole the leftovers from a restaurant and was beaten up when caught and labeled a thief. It wasn't the physical abuse that did the biggest harm but the branding of 'thief' for the rest of his life, not only in the eyes of the society but also his own.

When we hear his story, it is easier for us to release him from the label of 'thief' because we know that his poverty was the culprit not him. But when it comes to ourselves we continue to think of ourselves as 'loose charactered' even though we were the ones who were abused, or 'bad child' when we were the ones that were abandoned or 'too independent' when we took those steps only because there was a lack of support, or 'insensitive' because we are tired of feeling for others without any returns.

Even if we made mistakes just out of utter ignorance or stupidity, we can't continue to live with the guilt forevermore. Let us take the corrective measure and move on.

It is time to free ourselves from all labels and brands, forgive ourselves, begin afresh with love and enthusiasm.

Meeting other people is fun,
Meeting 'me' is vital
Forgiving others is good,
Forgiving myself is essential 

Living with guilt is worthless,
Acceptance cures, not denial 
To live life is to fly free,
It is not merely about survival 

The diary of my heart stores 
all my experiences big or trivial 
whether good or bad,
they all make me special 

By grieving and sharing 
my wounds I will heal,
By blaming myself forever,
I become my own rival 

Today, I take the responsibility
that God gave me for my soul,
I forgive, accept and celebrate
my life as a whole

4 comments:

  1. About time you began sharing your talents with English speaking people. By sharing yourself with the world you are well on your way to becoming!

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  2. Acceptance cures, not denial ..
    Magical line of the post !!!!

    Nicely crafted !!!

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  3. Meeting other people is fun,
    Meeting 'me' is vital
    Forgiving others is good,
    Forgiving myself is essential

    Today, I take the responsibility
    that God gave me for my soul,
    I forgive, accept and celebrate
    my life as a whole
    http://hbfint.blogspot.com/2011/06/blog-post_6199.html

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