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What made you wear so many layers?
I know you bear and become like a stone
But I see you, a trembling child, in my prayers
Someone you trusted put you in the cage alone
And the person kept you outside in the rage
You cried out loud for someone to hear
and whimper out of fear and despair
You put each layer just to feel protected
No one has offered you what you really need
Would the layers erase the sense of being rejected?
After all the shields you’ve placed for you not to bleed
Innocence and love you held inside become too far
to reach, compressed guilt and shame are grown
But this habit of self-doubt needs to be thrown
The habit and cycles of self-doubt and -abuse
Caused by the lack of what you’ve sought -- love
Be kind to yourself to accept your injuries and bruise
Bathe yourself to heal in an abundance of your own self-love
Stay open to be vulnerable like floating in the stream
Uncover yourself to find your own self and dream
So you’ll be embraced with the beam of love
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One of the most difficult loves we can cultivate is Self-love. Each day is a trial to train ourselves to foster the love in our lives. What are your experiences in living with Self-love? Please kindly share your own experiences with us.