Harming oneself

DSC_4627Are there moments in your life when you
a) are doing things that are causing you physical harm?
b) are doing things that are causing you emotional harm?
If this is the case, it is time to be brave and once and for all stop these destructive behaviors. Only you know if you can do it by yourself, or if you need help from your family, friends or a professional. Either way let 2013 be the year when you say: enough is enough – no more harming myself, for any reason. //Marianne

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15 responses to “Harming oneself

  1. What a wonderful post, Marianne… I couldn’t agree more..

  2. Lovely message Marianne 🙂

  3. I just wanted to thank you for all of the positive and helpful messages you post! I usually read them, but don’t comment often! ~Sherry~

  4. If you harm yourself, you harm the peaceful coexistence of the universe. In more humanistic terms, if you are hurting or, suffering, you are more apt to unintentionally react negatively, possibly hurting those closest to you.

    I have had the experience of causing myself emotional strife, and passing it along, not meaning to.

    • Dave, thank you so much for your very insightful comment. I hope many people read it, because way too many people aren’t aware how their actions affect others.

  5. do you think that when we are hurting ourselves physically or emotionally, we often times are so close to that pain that we can’t see that we’re the ones causing it? once we’ve stepped away, yes we see it. it wasn’t until i broke free from a toxic relationship did i realize how i’d allowed myself to be controlled, and it took a very long time for me to reach that point of breaking free. it happens so slowly, with such subtle changes, that we’re not aware of what’s happening… maybe someone should (or already has?) write a ‘wake up and get well’ check list!

    • Lisa, I think you’re absolutely right in your analyze. I also believe it’s a subject we’re not talking enough about. The more we talk about it, the easier it’ll be to recognise the problem, both for ourselves and for people around us. And then we can break free, and start the healing. I am so glad that you did manage to break free from a toxic relationship. Great idea about the check list, maybe I’ll write one.

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