When I first met Richard I had just lost my significant other and I was in a sorry state. I wasn’t eating properly and I would bite at my skin so it was covered in sores. I was so frightened that I would spend hours hiding behind the sideboard.
Six months later and the transformation is remarkable. I’ve put on weight, my skin is clear, I am confident enough to defend my boundaries when I need to, and I’m able to fully relax and enjoy being fussed over.
Words are not enough to express the gratitude I feel. How about a half eaten bird?
Rebecca the cat
I don’t know who wrote this but I like it:
A linguistics professor was lecturing to his English class one day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language where in a double positive can form a negative.”
A voice from the back of the room piped up, “Yeah, right.”
It sounds like “yeah” and “right” were more complex than I thought …
I saw this quote by William Gibson:
“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes”
If you are then step 2 is to consider the question:
‘Why are you there?’ … what benefit are you getting from being in this situation?
‘What if you left?’ … imagine the consequence of leaving this situation with these assholes and notice any fears.
Find the courage to face into these fears and move towards and through them
Look again at the people surrounding you.