Struggle is a completely normal part of life.
Though it is uncomfortable, and there are indeed stresses associated with it, I encourage you to hold yourself gently during this time and resist the urge to judge yourself. You are trying to break through to the next level, and the path isn’t always linear, but you are showing up and doing what you can, whether or not you fall down.
When the internal chatter starts to show up, and you feel ashamed for whatever you are going through, try to remember that you need your own love most of all, and that there is NO SHAME in being where you are.
Remind and congratulate yourself for all the things that you have done well, and do what you can to find the answers you need. Meditate (though it’s best to do this daily), journal (extra if you need to), reach out for help, and have a conversation with whatever you believe in that is bigger than you.
Just don’t judge yourself harshly for where you are.
Writing this for myself as much as I am for you.
Everyone loves the feeling that comes from being respected. When we feel respected by ourselves and others, we feel more full. When we feel this abundance, we then have enough overflow to give more to ourselves and to others.
Giving, receiving, and mutual respect in relationships feel good. These things grow from understanding our needs and the needs of those around us. If we go often to the still place inside, we can get answers to questions we ask ourselves and our higher power about our feelings. In doing so, we will be more aware of our needs as well as things that we need to work through to avoid projecting them onto others.
Harmony rises when we know ourselves enough to ask for what we need in each moment. When we approach others with a need that has been discovered after an honest assessment of our emotional state, we won’t be as shy to ask for it to be met. As well, if we are communicating with another who knows themselves well, they will usually be more understanding in their response to our request.
Respect will feel plentiful through the honesty that was given, and hearts will continue to open, adding to the love, peace, and harmony that we desire. ❤