The End of Self Abandonment by Jeff Foster
Posted by Angelstoyou, 04/29/2016
By Jeff Foster
When you feel hurt inside,
just for a moment,
can you actually allow yourself to feel hurt,
give yourself permission
to feel how you feel?
This is not passivity
and you are not a victim!
This takes courage.
This is self-love.
This is actually the end of victimhood.
Can you make room for the ‘hurt one’?
Don’t identify with it, but don’t push it away.
Stay right in the middle.
Don’t label it as ‘bad’ or ‘wrong’
or ‘evidence of a separate self’.
Come out of abstract thought,
and into the living body.
Breathe into the hurt.
Into the raw sensations
in the belly, chest, throat, head.
Can you be present with the tender place,
the sore place, the aching place,
and just for a moment, not abandon yourself,
or shame yourself, or blame another?
There is dignity in your wound!
Be present with it.
Hold it close.
Infuse it with compassion.
Then you are no longer in reactivity.
Then you can respond – not react –
from a place of love.
And you do not lose your dignity,
your sense of self-worth,
Even though you feel hurt.
So hurt actually is a portal….
to presence, to love, to this extraordinary awakening.
Love changes everything,
by leaving everything unchanged.
With love from yourself, as always,