My Truth : Short Stories of Joy & Pain

Terry D Connor

The realization of our inability to love ourselves cuts like a knife. Have you ever lived your life on the premise of what others have fed into your spirit? For years you feel trapped inside of your own body and your own head. You begin racing against the clock and feeling like you have to figure out how to rid yourself of these demons and make yourself desirable enough for someone to love you. We go out of our way to convince others how much we love ourselves, but the reality is, the vast majority of us have been taught just the opposite-to put everyone else before US! These behaviors spill over into our adult life, and its easy to form an opinion about someone you know so little about, just like its equally as easy for an adult to mold the opinions of a child. If youre not careful, you will look in the mirror, and the reflection you see will be that of a stranger.