We are often encouraged to seek restoration outside of ourselves (and don’t get it twisted there is a time and way to do that healthily). Unfortunately though, it can often lead to temporary solution when we seek that repair without having first:
Honestly assessing our pain and its origins
Visioning what our full, whole, and restored self looks and feels like
Identifying the needs that can truly bring us from a place of pain to peace
When we act without first doing our internal work, we often pursue restoration in the forms of revenge and perpetuated harm. Let’s be real hurt people, really do hurt people. It isn’t just a saying. Think back and if you look closely enough you can see the evidence plain as day.
So, next time you feel yourself yearning to “get even”, don’t miss the opportunity to first tap into your power for self-care and healing.
How can you grow into a you that sees similar future situations more clearly?
How can you empower yourself to act on what you know you value most in moments/relationships like the one your are currently dealing with?
What is that you really want and need most for your long-term peace and power?
Then, deliberately and purposefully pursue the solution you chose. That you chose consciously and can pursue unapologetically because it is motivated by a fuller future, rather than a painful past.
Challenge yourself to give it a try and see what you learn about you and your power to make your life more like you really want it to be.
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Be Good. Be Great. Be You.
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