“As human beings we are capable of both love and hate. Choices that are many times made from the emotions we feel about someone or some situation. It would be foolish to believe we can love everyone or that we can love a situation that brings us unhappiness. But I believe we can stop hating. It may take time and effort on our part. But the reward will be found in the doing. As we keep trying, we feel a burden being lifted and that we are on a path to freedom from hate. If we do this every time we hate. Our emotional wellness will grow and we find that we become more capable of love and less capable of hate.”
“When we talk about our recovery, we should also speak of the two H’s, essential for promoting emotional wellness and greater happiness. One is hope, and the other is help. It doesn’t matter what order they come in. We just need to know that hope can lead to help, and that help can lead to hope. And together they can bring us the desired outcome.”
“It’s been said that we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be hurt by others. But it’s often hard not to be, especially when someone we love does something to cause us emotional pain. I’ve been hurt in the past by people I love because I am sensitive and caring, but I’ve also grown stronger from these experiences. Although, in truth, I can still be hurt by others at times—I don’t stay hurt. I’ve simply learned to love myself enough to know I don’t deserve to be treated badly by people who act in ways that show they have yet to learn to love themselves.”
Drama can be like a drug. We need more of it to be happy. We feel comfortable in the midst of it, and seem happier when we are. As time goes on we look for ways to ‘get our high’ and find one every time. Usually at the expense of others. But certainly at the expense of our emotional well-being.
Fortunately some of us get tired of our self-made dramas and the ones we blame on others. We no longer want to live that way. We find help, which comes from self-examination and changing certain things about ourselves. We began to see we need to change how we think about ourselves, our lives, and other people.
We learn to change our thoughts, and little by little replace negative ones with more positive ones. More understanding ones. And most importantly, more loving ones.
At some point we realize there hasn’t been much drama in our lives lately. Our lives seem different. We feel different. And people seem different too.
Our lives are different. We found a new way to live; one free from drama.
Perhaps we found a new drug. One we want more of. One that makes us feel comfortable with ourselves. One that gives us a feeling of emotional well-being.
We finally realize that we never really loved ourselves. We weren’t happy with who we were. Now that we do and now that we are. We no longer need drama to makes us happy.
We simply know we’re no longer who we used to be. We love ourselves and are happy with who we are.
We are now drama free.
“It’s said that everything begins with our thoughts. What and how we think can shape our days and even our lives. I agree. But words are powerful too. Positive talk and affirmations are important in any spiritual quest we pursue, and helps improve our emotional wellness.”