Feel the Music

I heard this song on my way home from town. The songs used for this Feel the Music series are usually revealed while driving my truck. I am still, and focused at that time.

People are in a world of pain. I won’t go through the list, but there are many choices available today, to cover up pain. The best way to deal with pain, is to acknowledge, feel it, and let it go. You don’t unpack your bag and stay there. These songs may stir it up, so you can feel it, and every time you do, you can release it a little bit more each time.

Will it be fun? No. Will it be painful? Yes, but the good news is…It’s only temporary.

We are seeing a society that goes from one relationship, to another. Trying to fill a void that can only be filled by a long, hard look in the mirror. A break up is a hard pain to bear, but it must be faced, or it will travel onto the next one. You can be a whole person alone, and then you have a whole person to offer up. Here is today’s Feel the Music song.

Stop Hurting Myself

I have people in my life who don’t like people. God wants us to love one another, so there’s a challenge here. My mission is to help the hurt. How do I listen to all the pain? I listen, but I don’t take it with me. It’s nothing personal.

When it is personal is when I have the choice of allowing myself to be hurt, or letting it go. When people are hurt, they tend to hurt whoever is nearby. Past experiences have taught them a reliable outcome. Show them different.

blog2There is a page on Facebook that I absolutely love. It feeds the thinker in me, which to most people is my greatest flaw. Thank you for feeding me The Minds Journal. This is a picture they posted this morning and I couldn’t stop staring at it. I have seen similar sayings, but the photo is so dramatic I had to share it here.

When I first got sober, the most difficult part was being able to feel everything. I didn’t have the alcohol to numb the pain anymore, so the feelings were intense. It has taken time to manage those emotions and I still don’t have it where it needs to be some days. I have been accused of being a cold b****, but I see the opposite.

When I allow someone to hurt me, my first response is to back away from them. Doing that would ensure I have a safe and somewhat boring life. It works better for me to take the pain as a lesson learned, and move forward, even if it’s alone.

There is going to be pain and misunderstanding in any relationship. That is part of caring. The pain puts a fork in the road and I choose which way to go on the path. Moving backwards has never served me well, so forward it is.

The good of the relationship needs to outweigh the bad. I have expectations for myself and those flow over into my relationships. I treat people the way I would like to be treated. I’m not willing to lower my expectations to stay. A wound cannot heal if you keep touching it. Let go of the pain in your life even if it’s disguised as a person you love.

 

blackandwhiteBarbara is a writer and loves being a Mom to her 16 year old daughter. It’s a dream come true for her to be a LetItgocoach and help others enjoy their lives. She hosts Workshops, does one on one Coaching and is working on her first book.  You may connect with her via email. Letitgocoach@gmail.com