When Feelings Go Astray
February 13, 2007
I can never put my heart away without losing myself.
When I hide from my feelings, I hide from my life.
More pain is caused from hiding the truth than from anything else.
I’ve got to make peace with my feelings in order to catch up with my life, for the difficulty I have in expressing my feelings becomes the hard life I live.
Hurt that is buried often becomes anger directed at myself.
The angry feelings I fear to express become dark thoughts that plague me.
When feelings are withheld, it is easy to confuse guilt with love and obligation with preference.
The strength I feel comes from the truth I tell about the way I feel.
I need to be strong to feel safe enough to cry.
When I close down my feelings, I only widen my exposure to pain.
When I feel my pain, my life will open up again.
I am everything I experience. I am everything I feel.
I always have love to give.
If I were offered anything I want in life, the first thing I’d look for was you. If you weren’t part of the deal, I wouldn’t think twice about it – I’d have chosen you.
Since I can’t have you for my valentine, the world and all its riches mean nothing to me.