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I can tenderly love the parts of me that are obsessive and feel the need to know everything right now. Instead of resisting the anxiety, I can tenderly hold it like a baby that needs cradling.
What a question! Such thoughtful sharings and reflections all. Thank you!
I guess I can learn to love all the parts that are not yet conscious and that are as yet unknown and / or unresolved. There seem to be quite a few of them yet!
Richard Schwartz has a book I have been meaning to pick up – No Bad Parts. His Internal Family Systems model seems very popular and effective for the many of us who grapple with unresolved traumas. Perhaps i will start with loving the part of me that resists walking over to the bookstore and buying the darn book. Sometimes a good book is just the thing the doctor ordered…
Happy Friday all!
The bits that are in pain. They’re doing their best to organise and move the body.
One of my dear friends once said to me to love and appreciate myself more for the many gifts I have been given and share, as I tend to often look at the not yet realized aspects and fall sad then. To let the inner critic be silent in such situations and in the mean time follow the joy in life and all beauty it offers. So to simply love myself more. To follow this brings back strength, initiative and perspective, and simply the joy of being here and with all of you. Thank you dearly, my dear friend!
the parts that I might like about myself, but aren’t necessarily celebrated in society today. like I am pretty reserved and like my alone-time, but sometimes others make me feel bad for it
The part of me that just crunched my one car with my other car as I backed out of the driveway:(
I love all of me, even the parts that need to be improved! I appreciate the journey I have been on and am doing my best to accept it all.
Umm, the wrinkly bits, the saggy bits, the bits that hurt and the emotional bit that goes off track when I get overwrought.
It is a seamless cosmos, so there is only one. Kind of makes the choice simple, hey?
I wanted to say something to all of you. Today there was that much work at the hospital and I was alone there. No pause but a few hours more to work. There were a few seconds in between when this site came to my mind and I thought of you all. It made me so happy and I felt so much love inside. I don‘t even know why. Thank you all. Thanks to brother David . 🙏🙂❤️
for making a difference in my day as well.
Most of the time
we never know about the people we touch
with love . . .
Thank you. I enjoy reading your responses.
Sending you love, dear Hermann-Josef 💜
Thank you, Hermann-Josef, for all the joy and many insights you provide in your thoughtful responses.
I don‘t see myself as a bundle of parts, but there are aspects of the mind for which I could be more grateful. For instance I play baroquelute which is an instrument that only a few people like to hear. My nephew says it is horrible to listen to. So what. I like it. So I decide myself what I think is the right thing to do for me and what is not..
I can’t imagine,
how it is that your nephew thinks the sound is horrible…
the baroquelute is wondrously melodious,
and has such rich tones.
Keep playing . . . 🙂
Thank you for sharing about the baroque lute. I listened on YouTube and had a beautiful surprise moment in my day. And, I, too, am feeling the pull of the group.
My autoimmune disease with all the consequences I have a hard time to accept.
I know what you mean, dragonfly. Keep loving yourself despite, or because of, your health issues 💜
The parts that are in pain? 🙂
I’m not sure which parts of me I need to love more, but I do know, that I should have a more balanced view of myself. I need to practice positive self thoughts and flex that atrophied muscle.
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