There are only a handful of people in my life that I have truly opened up to. And if you are one of those people, you know how hard that is for me to do.
The two things that hurt me the most are being lied to and being disregarded/dismissed. More so, when the build up of false hope and greatness proceeds being left behind.
From a very young age, I was made to feel as though I didn’t matter, I wasn’t important, to the one person who held my whole world in their hands. She walked away from me as if I never meant anything to her and as a result, I find it extremely hard to believe that I really could matter to anyone the way they matter to me.
I am not saying that is true, in fact I know in my mind that it is not, but my heart is another story.
With every new friendship/relationship, I am constantly on guard. Waiting for the day they decide to walk away or hurt me in some way. For anyone who understands the law of attraction, you can clearly see how I am bringing this all on myself.
There in itself lies the challenge.
There is this emptiness, this worry, in my mind that never seems to go away. There is this constant state of fear that resides in the pit of my stomach. And with every failed friendship/relationship it grows larger.
And it is not so much an issue of self esteem or confidence, although I am sure many would argue as such. I know I am a person of value. I am aware of all my good (and bad) qualities and I am proud of the person I am today. So I can assure you there is something different at play here.
It is instead and inability to trust that the intentions of others are honorable.
And I am not talking about trust as in cheating, I have never really been the jealous kind and besides I am not just talking about relationships, I am talking about friendships too.
In the time I have been on this earth, I have encountered so many people who claimed to care for me dearly. Those who promised they would always be there and most of them are not here today. And many I would find out later were not the people I thought they were to begin with.
Two great examples can be found here.
Situations like these have arisen over and over again. It is a wonder I can still find the courage to open up at all.
I guess maybe somewhere down deep inside, hidden behind the emptiness in my heart is a hope for something more from this life and the people I share it with. A hope that drives the courage to face another day.
Perhaps it is what gives me the strength to keep moving forward, when all I want to do is run away and hide from a world that has proved to be so cruel.
One that dangles happiness on a string only to pull it away just before you grasp it.
Eventually, there comes a day, much like today, when frustration & exhaustion drive you to anger. And for me anger has always been the path to moving forward.
For in anger, there are no feelings of unworthiness, but rather that of animosity; resentment from ever being made to feel that way in the first place.
For those of you that have stuck around for all these years, stayed true to your word and accepted me unconditionally, thank you is simply not enough.
If it was not for you, I would hold no hope for the hearts of men.
Truth would seem like a fairy tale and love…well…I am not sure I’d know what that was.
And for those of you who have left me on the shelf, assuming that I would always be there…how foolish of you. I hold no desire to be part of your collection, nor will I tell you when I decide to walk away, but I assure you, I will.
In the end it is your loss I suppose, but I wonder if there will ever be a day when you hold remorse for the damage you inflicted on an already wounded heart.
A heart that was meant to be treasured, but instead, was treated like just a random acquaintance or notch in your belt.
This life is too short for any of us to spend our time wasted on those who do not see our worth.
Actions speak louder than words and words are not actions…pretty sure someone famous said that! 🙂
We tend to get caught up in the declarations & promises of others, but those are just words and if not followed up with actions then they literally mean nothing.
And with every disappointment lies a lesson, usually one of personal growth. Therefore, there is no other direction but forward and sometimes the only way forward is through forgiveness and reflection.
Both of which are not always easy, but they are necessary in order to begin telling a new story!