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Saturday, October 4, 2014

Feeling Betrayed and Bitter? Let it Go

Today my soul is cleansed of hurt and bitterness
Susan J Meyerott, artist

'Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.'  Robert Brault

What Hurts?
·                  Who or what has hurt you recently?
·                  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 organization that treated you poorly; that economy that failed you; or that friend who slighted you without apologizing.

Sometimes things happen that 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. 
I speak and act with a calm bright heart
Susan J Meyerott, artist

You're Made of Strong Stuff 

Face it--you're made of strong stuff and you want to enjoy a fully-engaged life. 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?
  • 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 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.

 'The soul has been given its own ears to hear things that the mind does not understand.' Rumi

Write on your heart that every day is the best day of the year
Susan J Meyerott, artist

Do You Care Enough About Yourself to Let it Go?

'Forgiveness is a funny thing—it warms the heart and cools the sting' William Arthur Ward
The question is, 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 that fills you with feelings of self-worth, fulfillment, and connection to life and others. You are worth it. Do it now.

'Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning.' Robert Brault

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Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Susan, another important topic! Holding onto bitterness also affects the physical health. Love that quote: 'Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.' ~ Robert Brault (Don't know who he is, but he was sure right about that!)

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

I love that brault quote. Look him up to see other great quotes by him. He has an interesting way of seeing things!