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Friday, January 6, 2012

Let Go of Bitterness and Hurt to Make Room for More Positive and Uplifting Experiences

What Hurts Are You Carrying into the New Year?

* Who or what hurt you?

* What do you feel bitter about?

* Where in your heart of hearts do you feel life has done you wrong?

 Sometimes Life Lets You Down

 Ah, Life. Sometimes it lets you down--

  • That job you wanted that slipped through your fingers;
  • That love interest who did you wrong;
  • That family that abandoned you;
  • That organization that treated you poorly;
  • That economy that failed you financially;
  • Or just that season that provided you with too little sun.

Sometimes your life can leave you feeling betrayed and bitter. That's okay--acknowledge and name what you're feeling--and sit in your sorrow for a while. But when you're ready to brush yourself off and get back on top of the world, let it go.

You're Made of Strong Stuff

 Face it--you're made of strong stuff and you want to enjoy a life fully engaged. You have what it takes to move through whatever challenge life presents you--and you're worthy of enjoying a rich, meaningful life.

Think about it--how is that hurt and bitterness you're harboring inside getting in the way of you engaging in or enjoying your life? What good things could you see in your life if you let these soul-killing feelings go?
  • Have you failed to apply for a job because you're bitter about the last job interview?
  • Did you fail to ask that new person out because the last one hurt you?
  • Have you isolated yourself because you are hurt or bitter about how someone treated you? Have you refused invitations to get together with friends because you're home licking your wounds?
  • Have you failed to contact family members to make up because they hurt you too much?
  • Is that bitterness about making less than you deserve getting in the way of you appreciating the good things in the job or zapping your energy to look for a better paying job?
When you consciously cleanse hard feelings out of your soul you make room for more uplifting and positive experiences and people to come into your life. You can see current opportunities in your life when you stop wasting your energy on maintaining the hurt and bitterness. So don't stuff your feelings; cleanse them.

  
Do You Care Enough about yourself to let the Hurt and Bitterness go?
The question is--if you're carrying a sense of hurt and bitterness do you care enough about yourself to let it go? If yes, make today the day you affirm 'my soul is cleansed of hurt and bitterness'--and take a step toward doing something affirming--one that fills you with feelings of self-worth, fulfillment, and connection to life and others. You are worth it. Do it now.

Do you need help letting go of hurt and bitterness into a calmer, more productive and peaceful state of mind?

 For more than 25 years, Susan Meyerott has been helping people lighten up and step over invisible barriers to change one step at a time. She speaks to your heart, puts you at ease, and makes stepping into the next phase of your life easier than ever before. Contact Susan to schedule one or on-going life change coaching sessions.

4 comments:

Chris said...

Once again, Sue, you lead us to places that help us le go of things which frees up space for more goodness. How do you do it? And don't stop! :-)

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

Thanks, Chris!

Molly Hamilton said...

Thank you sue. I needed this. I love you woman!!! Like Chris said, don't stop. They help people in some way every time.

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

I see you Molly--and hold a place in my heart for you. I know this year will reward you for stepping into Molly's Great Adventure. Be courageous. Be strong. Step into your adventure knowing all will be well.