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I'm a happy and loving person...
I enter into a relationship, my eyes are closed. There are
problems between us and we don't see eye-to-eye. I get hurt....I
ask for them to stop causing the hurt, but they don't. I'm confused, and somehow in the confusion
I go somewhere to think. I don't like what I see. I'm not happy
with the relationship and I'm not a very happy person.
I enter back into the same relationship. I feel that I have no choice.
My eyes are now half-open. There are problems. We don't see eye
to eye, once again I get hurt. Again I ask them to stop, but they don't. I
can't believe this is happening to me. I feel helpless and believe
it isn't my fault, or is it? I go somewhere to heal myself.
I enter back into the same relationship. I still feel that I have
no choice. This time I inform the other person the consequences
if they ever again attempt to hurt me. My eyes are almost wide open,
but not quite. There are problems. We don't see eye-to-eye... I
don't like what I see. This time instead of getting hurt, I protect
myself and immediately leave.
I enter into a new relationship. This time with myself. My eyes
are wide open. I see the truth, and the truth sets me free. Being
free gives me the power of choice. I end the toxic and life-defeating relationship.
I now decide who I allow to come into, and to stay, in my life.
I embrace and cherish those that genuinely love and care about me
and let go of those who directly or indirectly attempt to harm,
use, or abuse me. Never again will I allow anyone to deny me my
right to be a happy and loving person.
From this moment on, it is a privilege and not a right for another
person to be in my presence. In all aspects of my life I keep that
which does not harm me and let go of that which does.
In my own
way I still humanly love the person that hurt me, but from a safe
and healthy distance.
...once again I’m a happy and loving person.
Timothy E. Stevenson 1994© www.Upoet.com (revised: Oct. 20, 2014)