Sometimes, walking in the street, I passed by armored vans delivering/transporting money to or from the bank.
They have a treasure inside that they’re guarding with great vigilance.
The vigilance is of course a necessity.
It’s interesting that Maria guards her feelings so well. Even those that continue to damage her core being.
As a result, she lost the ability to experience joy in her life. Her personality is unnecessarily locked up by her emotions.
Expectedly, during sessions, Maria gets tight.
Must she lock up her injured emotions and avoid seeing what they really are? Must she imprison her personality?
Of course not.
As in the case of almost all with psychological wounding, Maria must learn to free her self. From a type of prison outside brick-and-mortar penitentiary.
It’s a call towards liberation from emotional imprisonment.
So how then do you free your self from this life-damaging internal prison? How do you find joy, peace, and fulfillment?
That means, self-liking, self-caring.
If you can be vigilant guarding your self from being hurt or damaged by your wounded emotions, surely you can be vigilant and enthusiastic for the greatest task of guarding your best treasure.
That is, the healing and growth of your capacity for self-acceptance.
Accepting your self amid the inevitable ups and downs of life. Accepting your self in a troubled world. Accepting your self — both in triumphs and tragedies.