When I feel unlovable, it is often because I simply am not letting love in. I have built up my walls, mistakenly thinking that they will protect me from being hurt, when really, they are just hurting me by keeping love out. These walls build up slowly, sometimes, without me even noticing I am doing it, or quickly, as a defensive reaction.
Here are some ways that I know to keep the walls from building:
When I am paid a compliment, I don’t return it with a compliment. I say thank you, and repeat the words to myself silently. Take it in! Giving compliments helps, too.
Breathing, consciously. I forget this one as easily as I forget that I am breathing. Breathing with awareness brings me to my heart, allowing it to open.
Allowing any glimmers of emotion to surface and be what they will, without shoving them back down.
Dancing! When my body is in flow, walls can’t be built. Pretty straight forward.
Giving myself permission to be vulnerable in my expression of my needs.
Please share any ideas you have to keep an open heart. <3 Click HERE for more about the painting.