Compassion over Fear

Courage does not always roar, sometimes it’s the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow.

~Mary Anne Radmacher

Today, encouragement to move through your fear.

To me, among the heinous harms caused by Childhood Sexual Abuse are the loss of trust in one’s self, and the loss of feeling safe in the world. I notice that as I continue my healing journey, I sometimes experience paralyzing fear of situations that do not warrant it. The distortions in how I perceive myself and others in the world collide in the most ordinary of places, with colleagues at work and with family and friends. I am learning to keep moving through the distortion, that a clearer picture will emerge, and to have compassion for myself recognizing that the fear is a lingering injury from childhood abuse.

  • How will you show yourself compassion today?
  • What helps you to create a sense of safety for yourself now?

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