How often has your life with all its good intentions and dreams been hijacked by some aspect of your Self with whom you just haven’t been able to connect?
Mine has. Many times. So many, in fact, that four years ago I finally enlisted the help of a good therapist to lead me to a new level of self-awareness. I was tired of being middle-aged and feeling broken. Something had to change.
Recently, as part of my therapy, I started writing letters to my Self. This exercise is helping me to connect, through the written word, with the wounded parts of myself that are, subconsciously, getting in the way of my ability to lead a full and happy life.
At its most basic this is a free-writing exercise connecting me to my subconscious.
My issues are not unique.
Abandonment, rejection, isolation, neglect, loss, etc. are universal issues we all experience to a greater or lesser degree. How they manifest, how we act out and how we respond to them is what sets each of us apart.
Finding the strength to look in the proverbial mirror and make the changes necessary to help us heal and move from survivor to thriver is stressful in and of itself.
We build our individual worlds around the way we’ve been programmed. Changing that programming takes self-awareness and courage.
These letters are written with the intention of reprogramming aspects of my Self that are working under old protocols that no longer serve.
For some reason I feel prompted to publish them. Maybe they’ll inspire, in some way, other’s looking for answers. I don’t know. I’m just doing as the muse moves.
This project is entitled ~ “Dear Me: A Collection of Letters Addressed to Various Aspects of My Self.”
The first series of letters, “Dear Panic“, is posted in the menu as a static page.
The series is complete as is unless Panic crashes my party again and I need to spend some time talking her down.
Two more series are in the works. Rather than wait until they’re “finished” I’m going to publish them on an ongoing basis. Together we can observe what happens as the series unfold.
When a new letter has been posted to its relevant static page I’ll send out a notice via a post to let you know.
Life is too short to allow emotional pain to be our driving force. Our wheels spin and become stuck in a rut of our own misery.
We either tune up, or tune out.
The choice is ours.
Please feel free to explore these letters. Maybe they’ll resonate with you … maybe not.
Regardless, there is no formula, just a sincere desire to become whole and live my life with my best Self forward.
From my heart to yours … please take care of your Self.
Be well and thanks for visiting …
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