As a child we're not able to make our own choices. We are told how to behave, what to wear, and we're given overall direction about values and morals and the general path of our lives. We were small. We were not fully capable. We needed help. This was necessary.
For some, their childhood path was healthy and loving and they received messages that they were cared for and worthwhile. For others, their childhood path was not as healthy or loving and they did not receive healthy messages.
You may have received messages as a child that you were not cared for or loved. You may have been outright told that you were not good enough. You may have had to "suck it up" and never express your feelings. You may have never learned how to handle stress or you may have been taught that all situations are stressful.
Whatever messages you may have received, you have the ability now as an adult to shape your life moving forward. You choose those who are part of it. You choose the direction. And you choose your thoughts about you - no matter what messages you may have received in the past.
You may feel stuck right now. You may feel hopeless. And it may not always feel like it, but you can choose the path you want to take. You choose the thoughts you have about yourself. You are now in control.
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