I am going to give up my narrow, judgmental and perfectionistic way of thinking and behaving. I will live in a spirit of hope today!
“Then we see that we cannot go on living like a child, expecting some parents, be it our own parents, or our lover…to save us and protect us, and crying in anguish and anger because this magical parent does not come. Instead, at the bottom of the pit, we take charge of our lives.” (7)
CLARIFICATION OF THOUGHT
My parents were who they were and they did what they did because of what their parents did or did not provide for them. Alice Miller tells us that it is not so important what our parents did to us as what we do with the information as to how our parents treated us. I am sure both are important and so today I am going to get in touch with the fact that my parents aren’t perfect, that some of what they did doesn’t deserve to be honored. I need to respect them because they are fellow human beings. But today, I will begin to sort out my feelings for my parents, stepparents/guardians when I was young.
So often my life is filled with the anguish of trying to sort out who I am and what exactly is my role in the world. I feel that I don’t have an identity and that I don’t know who I am. This is the worst feeling of all – that I don’t know who I really am,.’
God of all creation, respect our wish to discover who we are and what we are about while we are here on your earth. Give us hope that you will and can speak to us as you speak to others. Speak to us about our truth and so help us find ourselves. We surrender to your will and we hear from others that this does work in getting on with a life filled with serenity and hope.”
SOURCE: Copyright(c) Higher Thoughts for Down Days (1993, 1999) Depressed Anonymous Publications. Louisville, KY. Pages 100-101.