Working on the soul

We’re born with a loving, caring and happy soul, but as we experience life, those experiences have a marked effect on our soul. Those experiences will begin to reflect and make up our personalities.

It is through those experiences that bad patterns are formed. The trouble is that we’re often too busy trying to work on our own survival that we don’t look beyond our opinions and attitudes to what lies within us. But we are all capable of changing how we perceive ourselves and other people, regardless of those patterns.

Our attitudes, opinions and approaches build up to what people see on the outside and that is what we show family, friends and the world. What we should be doing is working from the outside in so that what people see on the inside is what they see on the outside.

I was an angry child, living with cerebral palsy and no support, but inside of me there was a soft side that was completely different from my siblings, which others rarely saw. Every now and again that soft side would come out, I’d be sweet and caring and my family would get to see that side of me. Just before my father passed those were his very words.

But it has taken a long time for me to unwrap the sweet caring side. I know I was quite a challenging child, but no one took the time to understand or help me. I’m angry and disappointed they didn’t see that, but after years of working on myself, I have finally learned how to be me.

The CP Diary is testament to all that I am underneath the layers.

10 Feb, 2012

2 thoughts on “Working on the soul

  1. I agree with you. I also think that the environment we live in as a child has a great influence on our lives. A child is born to bond.

    When they don’t get the love and bonding from the mother or father, they don’t know how to bond to others and form meaningful relationships and end up living troubled lives. I see it now with my grand-daughter.

    We learn from our parents and others we grow up with in our formative years so I put a lot of responsibility on the parents for their children’s behavior and mental health.

    1. This is part of it Lisa; our environment plays a part. Children should be born to bond, but unfortunately we know that’s not always the case for some children. Ditto on all your other points. 🙂

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