Understanding

I would like to share at an open #AA meeting. No actually I would just like to share.

”I don’t need people to feel sorry for me

I don’t need people’s pity

I don’t need people to mollycoddle me

I don’t need people to ‘fix’ me

I don’t need people to say, ‘they will never change’

I don’t need people to say, ‘I should leave’

I need people to understand

To understand your fears

To understand the pain you are in

To understand the torture in your mind

To understand your tortured soul

To understand your feelings of guilt

To understand your feelings of shame

To understand your feelings of blame

To understand your feelings of anger

To understand your feelings of resentment

To understand your feelings of rejection

To understand your feelings of being abandoned

To understand your feelings of unworthiness

To understand all your ‘fears’

Are you getting it?

Do you see?

Have you heard?

Can you understand?

Will you work with me?

I need you to understand

I need you to work ‘with’ me

I need you to ‘listen’

I need you to ‘hear’

I need you to ‘feel’

All those ‘things’ that happened to them are not their fault

All those ‘things’ that happened make neither of us a ‘victim’

All those ‘things’ make us learn

All those ‘things’ make us grow

All those ‘things’ make us stronger day by day

All those ‘things’ are LOVE, pure and unconditional

All those ‘things’ are simply that, things… give them no importance

We need you to ‘think’

We need you to Feel

We need you to Listen

We need you to Hear

We need you to Understand

We need you all to LOVE unconditionally

🌹– copyright © Jenny Tollinton 2019”

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