You trigger me towards growth in a positive way. You fill me with this confidence and daring energy that helps me slip outside of my comfort zone, and try something crazy and different. You help me unleash aspects of myself I never even knew existed. You are bubbly and warm. You carry an aura of … Continue reading To my life partner.
“Millions of people have decided not to be sensitive. They have grown thick skins around themselves just to avoid being hurt by anybody. But it is at great cost. Nobody can hurt them, but nobody can make them happy either.” – Osho. After experiencing hurt and betrayal repeatedly, the walls around me grew higher and … Continue reading Thick skin.
I have struggled with the concept of beauty for years. Since I was eight years old, I could tell that my dark skin was not wanted. It was something to be mocked. Something to be looked at with sympathy. oh my poor darling, how will you go about finding a man with that skin tone … Continue reading Beauty.
Let’s face it, being vulnerable can be terrifying. I think the scariest part is wondering what others will think—how will they receive our honesty? Am I too much? Am I crazy for thinking and feeling this way? Will he/she leave me if I am being honest? These are some of the thoughts that run … Continue reading Vulnerability.
When you abandon yourself, you teach others to abandon you too. Abandoning yourself means to neglect your truest feelings, desires, and needs, and gloss over them as if they are unimportant. This sends the message to others that it is okay for them to neglect your needs and feelings too. So how can we be … Continue reading Abandonment.
I used to be afraid of ‘letting go.’ To be honest, I thought it was a sign of weakness. What I didn’t realise at the time is that I wasn’t actually afraid of letting go—I was afraid of GIVING UP. Now I realise that there is a difference between the two. A huge difference. In … Continue reading Letting go.
It took me a while to realise that society has been teaching me the wrong things about love. Love in all its forms. We are taught to give endlessly to others, and to meet demanding expectations that often leave us forgetting the most basic thing. I have learnt something that has been repeated to me … Continue reading An open letter about love…