Inner emptiness is a sign that love is lacking inside. When you feel empty inside and you haven’t learned how to fill yourself with love, you might turn to food, alcohol, drugs, TV, sex, porn, spending and so on to try to fill the inner emptiness. These addictions are a poor substitute for love, which is what you are really needing.
Anxiety is often the way our inner child lets us know that we are abandoning ourselves rather than loving ourselves. There are a number of major causes of anxiety, and all of them are related to various forms of self-abandonment.
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Loving yourself with high sensitivity means that you learn to deeply value your ability to perceive subtle energies – both positive and negative. It means that you deeply value your perception of people’s feelings and moods. It means that you deeply value your rich inner life, and how profoundly you are affected by art or music, and by the environment you are in.
Amazingly, when I finally gave up my controlling behavior, my relationships changed completely and conflicts became easy to resolve.
All of us meet perfectly wonderful people with whom we just don’t feel a connection.
The wounded self operates out of false beliefs, rather than from the truth of who we really are, it wants to control how people feel about us.
Every interaction we have with others is a reflection of our beliefs about ourselves, and we have the opportunity to learn from each difficult interaction.
Some people are terrified of doing something wrong and being rejected because they make the other person responsible for their feelings of worth and lovability.
When you do what another person wants you to do from love and caring, with no agenda to get their approval, you feel wonderful. But when you give yourself up from fear of your partner’s anger or withdrawal, you will feel trapped and resentful.