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.
“Its essential to fill your neighbors cup with knowledge so their thirst is quenched and they’reconnected as well.”- Daijah B
Daijah B is a native Rochesterian who is committed to changing the world one word at a time. Her experiences of caring for her younger siblings, surviving an abusive relationship, and single-handedly providing a healthy and stable environment for her children has taught her the virtues of hard work, self-healing, discipline, and honest communication. She has been invited to share the knowledge she has with many organizations and their audiences including; The
YMCA of Greater Rochester, Willow Domestic Violence, USA TODAY and 13 Wham- “Good Day Rochester.” Daijah earned an Associates in Science from Monroe Community College and is continuing her educational pursuits.
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