Corporeality

Even when it feels unbearable (at first)
when someone treats us better
than we treat ourselves
they might be right

Look into their eyes
it will show
love that you deserve
simply by

existing

Simply be existing
you deserve love
to be shown
in people’s eyes

They are right
in treating us well
even when we sometimes find it hard
to treat ourselves well enough to feel loved

The prompt today at octpowrimo.com is ‘unspoken’. When I looked through my notes of the PsychoEnergetics training program, I realised that some of the things the teachers said were almost a poem. So I decided to use this as my starting point for today.

6 thoughts on “Corporeality

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      My notes said: “It feels unbearable (at first) when someone treats us better than we treat ourself”. I think we spoke about that in the context of shame, and how shame makes us feel like a bad person. Separated, alone, not alive, unfree.

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    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I made the self portrait on the mother’s day festival my son’s school organized. All mums were invited to come over and do things with the children, like having nails polished, making crafts together, getting a massage, playing games, doing sports, baking cookies…

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