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    Are you damaged? What do you need to repair?

    created by katherinejade 4 days 8 hours 10 minutes ago

    Category: Science

    Are you damaged? What do you need to repair?

    Aloha Cnetters,

    Are you damaged? What do you need to repair´╝č

    I am not damaged, but I have some wounds. I am repairing my self-esteem from times that it's been cracked/broken (particularly from my youth). Nothing is irreparably broken.

    You?

    Mahalo,
    Kat

    (Category: Science)

    Re: Are you damaged? What do you need to repair?

    Good afternoon Kat

    I think this a great topic; and very brave of you to share as well.

    I feel like I do have some damage but when I think about my life I feel like it has been pretty good and I cannot pinpoint what the damage is. I’m going to go with self-worth, I don’t feel like I am worthy of peoples love, so when they say they love me I have a hard time believing them.

    This is something I am working on by falling in love with myself. I have decided to do things that make me happy and to be brave and do the things I’m scared of doing. Ike doing things alone. I recently quit my job I have had for 12 years to go back to school full time. That is one of the scariest things I have ever done.

    Great Prompt
    Have a great day!
    ~Amanda

    Re: Are you damaged? What do you need to repair?

    Aloha Kat,

    I wouldn't say that I am damaged but I think overall I am still healing. In fact I was just thinking about my last relationship that ended a few Decembers ago and it still has the power to bring tears to my eyes so I think perhaps I am still healing that wound. Being a deeper wound it will certainly leave a scar but I feel like other wounds have healed more completely and did not leave too permanent a mark. Healing I think is a continual process that takes shape in each of our lives in different ways at different times. In one way or another we are all wounded and have to work to heal those wounds. I think I am still repairing my heart that got broken a few years ago. As much as I want to move on and heal I think there is still a tiny part in need of repairing. Hopefully it will heal completely soon.

    Thanks for the forum!

    - Wanderer

    Re: Are you damaged? What do you need to repair?

    Hey Kat,

    I can say I am damaged. I’m in the middle of healing but my wounds are still open. (childhood issues, raised w/ no father, sexually assaulted by fam, etc) I feel it interferes with my relationship bc i can’t tell if im being demanding or if my boyfriend really isn’t giving me what i deserve. sometimes i feel stuck in a world with so much hostility and im just soo full of love and ready for someone to actually show me i mean something. I love myself but I struggle some days. I get called “sensitive” and “emotional” by the people close to me bc I tend to always feel the most passionate about situations. I feel like I need more help than just myself to heal. I need something that makes me look forward, you know? Like a greater purpose than just finishing school. IDK if this makes sense.