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IMPORTANT REMINDER

JULY 5

REFLECTION FOR TODAY

Love make me vulnerable. When I love someone, I grow close to him or her. This person can see my soft spots and knows what hurts me. I have hurt so much already I do not want to hurt anymore, so I start to back off, hoping if I keep a safe distance I will cut down my chances of getting hurt. I also limit my chances of finding intimate relationships. I could end up living in a superficial, noncommittal environment where caring and sharing would only be words. Being close to someone is a risk, but it is also a delight. The person who know what really hurts me is also the person who knows what makes me happy and how to put a sparkle in my eye, a spring in my step, and a song in my heart. The distance I keep between myself and my loved ones keeps out hurt but also keeps out joy.


MEDITATION FOR TODAY

Give me the courage to get close enough to take a chance on getting joy into my life.


TODAY I WILL REMEMBER

I can keep out hurt, but I can also keep out joy.


FROM: TODAY BOOK, (http://www.emotionsanonymous.org)

© Copyright 1987 Emotions Anonymous, used with permission of the EA International Service Center


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