November 18, 2012 1 Comment
Is it unreasonable of me to fear that I’ve forgotten how to care for others in learning to care for myself?
In the past, when I’d write about different issues, I tapped and depleted reserves of energy and empathy I did not know I had.
Now, when turned on myself and healing old wounds, I worry that I will never stop knitting and patching the holes in my psyche. I will never have enough time to reverse the damage of not being present in my body. I will spend so much time rebuilding and repairing my sense of self that there will be nothing left to give to anyone. What part of the game is that?
This post is for those who have seen this portion of the journey and circled back to the cycle of giving. How do you balance your needs in the exchange of love that surrounds active engagement with the world (beauty, flaws, and all)?