We have been taught all of our lives to hide our greatest and “unwanted” aspects. Maybe even as adults we discover new aspects of ourselves that we then feel we must hide, even from ourselves. Love is accepting ourselves, our eccentricities and our messiness even in the face of seeming rejection.
Blocking love to our inner freak keeps us stuck in a civil war of constant pain and suffering. In Civil War, no one wins. When we reject ourselves there is nowhere to flee. It is then that we seek external stimuli and addictions to distract ourselves; sometimes we seek validation from others, another form of addiction.
The willingness to keep practicing love, faith and self-care tools, even when it’s tough, can be the difference between folding or flying. Healing is about removing the obstacles to our love and loving ourselves in spite of our seeming freakiness.
Agape to you