Has anyone hurt you in your childhood? If you’re like many Americans, then more than likely you’ve experienced some form of hurt. Hurt doesn’t exclude- Grandma or Aunty being on their way and never showing up. It’s like the wheels on a bicycle that go around and around expect it goes from generation to generation.
After being hurt as children by the people who are supposed to protect us, we become angry, depressed and so much more. Sometimes we’re not taught how to cope and then hurt by our loved ones we mask the hurt with anger, at least that’s what most of the people I know including myself did. Do you know if you have behaviors that protect you from fear of acceptance, failure, and the list goes on?
I found/create a list of behaviors that are self-protecting from The Ancient Paths by Craig Hill:
1. Having a great deal of difficulty with saying “No.”
2. Being afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new because of fear.
3. Feeling that the only way to be accepted by anyone is to succeed and make no mistakes.
4. Having difficulty asking for help when you need it.
5. Compulsive addicting habits such as eating, drinking, smoking, etc.
If you have identified one or more of the items listed, then you’re probably still protecting yourself from your childhood hurt. Each day is a new day to forgive someone who has hurt you.
We’re all growing and connecting with the creator at different paces but starting today you can recreate YOU. Accept it, embrace it, forgive them, and then evict them from your mind. What will be your first step to letting go of your past hurt?
Comment below, and we can work together to recreate you.