What if.. Instead of trying to heal, fix, or change ourselves, we could simply love who we are-- exactly as we are-- knowing we are whole, complete, and perfect. What if all that our wounds and traumas really want is the space to be seen, felt, and loved?
Fear is the opposite of love. It is a dangerous tool that creates a prison of the mind in which we can get caught and locked up for many years. Fear that I was not enough, that I was not worthy of love, led me to build walls around my heart, barring me from enjoying healthy relationships. It also led me to create a contract with alcohol that allowed me to dissociate from myself when I drank in order to escape having to deal with the pain that had been building up over the years.