We all do it. We reject parts of ourselves.
All the while, our souls cry out for us to stop repeating the patterns we learned as children. If we are willing to listen, and go to the depths of our pain we can stop rejecting ourselves. We can learn to live in a deep, intimate love.
Our children with Attachment Challenges can help us find those lost parts of ourselves, if we choose to follow their lead to healing. We all can use a little healing.
It is a matter of degree. It is a matter of choice. Will we choose to heal the heart, or continue to allow ourselves to be split? It is never to late to learn to look within, and embrace all the rejected parts of ourselves. We can stop the patterns of self-abandoment.
Another great talk by Tara Brach - enjoy.
When physical or emotional pain is too much, our conditioning is to pull away and avoid direct contact with raw feelings. The result is a trance - we are split off from the wholeness of our aliveness, intelligence and capacity to love. This talk explores how this dissociation shows up in our lives and a powerful way that mindfulness enables us to integrate cut-off parts of our being.