We must feel in order to heal.
Yet the hurts of the past are protected by layers of coping and behaviors that soothe.
Like blankets around our wounded hearts.
Pulling away these layers feels more painful than facing the hurt beneath.
The numbing feels more like home than the raw vulnerability.
Be kind to this fragile submerged part of you.
It hides in your heart, waiting to be known and held dearly.
Let love show you the way.