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Loving Yourself: Fragments - Piecing Together the Puzzle Of Who You Are


Tuesday, May 07, 2013


Have you ever thought about who you think you are? We all have a notion of ourselves; the way we see ourselves in every moment of our lives. How do we let these fragmented notions of ourselves define us? Are we that insecure in not knowing who we really are? Do we see ourselves the way others in our lives see us?

Why not pick up one of those pieces right now? What are you seeing? What are you feeling? What is the label this piece you’re examining right now say about you?


Does it say something that makes you feel powerful, or does it make you feel weak? Does it make you feel guilt or does it make you feel remorse? How long have you let this fragment hold you right where it wants you – weighing you down, feeling less than you should about yourself, and unworthy of loving yourself? Have you used this as an excuse to limit yourself when you wanted to do less, or, more importantly, needed to live up to someone else’s expectation or perception of who you are?

Each of these pieces is part of the whole of the story of who we are, and we all have used them at different times in our life not to honor and love who we know we are. Let’s imagine for a moment it’s a physical limitation. How have you let that impact your life? What has it helped you to avoid doing? What has it kept you from doing that you’d like to have done? How has it impacted the others around you? Take a long, hard look at it, and see if it is still serving you now.



You and you alone are keeper of the keys to your emotional closet. Isn’t it taking a lot of your energy and emotional space to keep these things tucked away? How much more could you be doing if you were free and clear of all these fragments that lie scattered about? It’s time for a little bit of Spring cleaning. Yes, we’ve “bought and owned” these things throughout our lives for various amounts of times, and for various reasons – just like all of the stuff in our closets, basements, garages, and attics. It all served a purpose at one time or another, be it to help us, or to teach us something intended to help us learn.

How do we let go of these fragments of ourselves that have been confining us and defining us? By realizing that they happened for a reason, and whatever that reason was, it is now passed, and we no longer need to keep these fragments. So pick that fragment up, place it over your heart, and see it being lovingly absorbed into who you are, healing you, making you stronger, more loving and accepting of yourself, and becoming more whole. It will take some work, but you can get there. Be kind to you. Take care of you. You are so loved by those who know you. Isn’t it time to be one of those people, and love yourself?



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MARIO432 5/11/2013 6:27PM

    So well written.

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JADOMB 5/11/2013 1:00PM

    Someday you may just want to write out a detailed "resume'" of yourself and actually see who you are. In those places where you find negative works, just line them out. Keep the faith.

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APRILAUTUMN1 5/10/2013 2:15AM

    Awesome blog Sharon. I defintely have some of those fragments that are not so nice to absorb into my heart and let go of! And I am glad to say there are nice things in there too:) keep writing, youhave a beautiful way of reaching others through your powerful words!! emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 5/9/2013 10:29PM

    I think for me, with the emotional struggles I've been going through, I have been relying strongly on the thoughts of "what doesn't kill me, makes me stronger" so I'm becoming one strong woman with the things I've gone through. Hope you're having a balanced and happy week! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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GSPEIRS 5/9/2013 8:25PM

    Thank You for Sharing your sincere thoughts and feelings! I have read some of your other blog entries, too, and each one really hits home with me. You have such a great ability for writing and expressing what your thinking!

Much success in all your weight loss endeavors!
We CAN Do It! Yes, We CAN !!!
Thanks again for your blogs!
GO US GO!

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GEORGE815 5/9/2013 7:46PM

    Just sorting life out.

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JET150 5/9/2013 7:33AM

    Thank you!

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FREES1 5/8/2013 4:21PM

    you are a wise woman - thanks - I needed this!

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123ELAINE456 5/8/2013 2:27PM

  Awesome Well Written Blog. It gives Someone something to think about and look at Oneself and Life to see how it can help them. Thanks for Sharing this with Us. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!>

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IAMTOLOSE 5/8/2013 1:59PM

    Wow! So profound. Definitely something to think about. Thank you.

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JACKIE542 5/8/2013 11:25AM

    Love this and I will be doing a lot of thinking. Great quote at the end. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 5/8/2013 10:35AM

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GOANNA2 5/8/2013 9:51AM

    Food for thought. Thank you for an enlightening
perspective of 'self'. I am starting to like myself
and have started to say to myself that I am very
blessed with so many friends. They must think
I'm a nice person and value my friendship, so I
have decided that I am pretty good the way I am.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS 5/8/2013 8:22AM

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EBEAMS 5/8/2013 8:13AM

    LOL ... I resemble this blog!!! I have much to think about ... Hugs!

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AMANDEES76 5/8/2013 1:33AM

    Something to take with us on our journey because truth be told just losing the weight won't be enough. We have to learn and accept who we are and stop letting our emotional scars dictate the paths we take in life!!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 5/7/2013 10:36PM

    Wow! Another really awesome blog. Thanks for sharing this series with us.

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CHRIS3874 5/7/2013 10:28PM

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COCK-ROBIN 5/7/2013 9:59PM

    Wow, that was great!

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_BABE_ 5/7/2013 9:19PM

    Good stuff to think about!

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MLH148 5/7/2013 8:51PM

    Interesting! Thanks

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SAMI199 5/7/2013 8:22PM

    This is such a powerful blog-it has really given me a lot to think about.Thank you.

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SUSIEMT 5/7/2013 8:17PM

    I do like myself. I am happy with who I am. I have actually been asking myself if I really want something or need something. I am really pleased with my results. Woo Hoo me!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/7/2013 8:13PM

    Oh my. I think it is so utterly powerful to be able to look @ ourselves and see those pieces of ourselves (the good, the bad and sometimes even the ugly!) and then embrace those wonderful qualities of our being.

I definitely know that I am much, much harsher in dealing with myself than I am with someone else. Through this journey I have learned that I am not perfect. NOBODY is. So, there is always something that can be improved. That's good, though, because that's how growth happens. I have to sooooo agree that those pieces of me that are not perfect are none-the-less still part of ME and so I need to realize that that imperfection doesn't define me!

Thanks for this blog which has really helped me to see how very it is to realize that every experience, every part of me is the way it is for a reason! HUGS

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ROSES17 5/7/2013 7:32PM

    emoticon blog. You do a great job of getting us to see where we have been and to make us look where we are going.

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DUXGRL1 5/7/2013 7:01PM

    Great blog!


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MICKEYH 5/7/2013 6:52PM

    Beautiful !! Thank you for sharing!! emoticon emoticon

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