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Self Love in Times of Great Hurting 
Started by eKIM
28 Dec 2012, 5:58 PM

Self love in times of great hurting: 

What advice would you give a sweet child that was hurting? You would honour, value and treasure that child. You would give that sweet child the very best advice that you could, because you realize how important that child is. 

You are that child. All of the love in the universe is available to you, but YOU are the conduit. 

Love is more than a feeling or an expression; it is an active verb – it is something that you do. 

Nurture yourself - that sweet, gentle child-within. Just as you love that child, behave as though you love yourself - as a precious gem of infinite worth. Self-healing, self-respect, self-worth, and self-admiration will grow.
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Reply by moderator | modératrice
08 Feb 2013, 7:03 PM


It is so very helpful that you put "caring for yourself" in the context of a child. So often we put our needs, including our hurt, on the back burner while caring for others. Maybe we would be less inclined to do so if we see our vulnerability - our inner child - as you suggest.

I love watching this video by social worker Irene Renzenbrink when she threw porridge at the wall while caring for her husband. We're all human.

PS: Irene doesn't recommend threwing porridge. It makes a horrible mess to clean up.
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