Giving Yourself Permission to Need Love

Even the Strong

Even the Strong

I may look solid and firm, but
I, too, deserve the warmth
and light of love.

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Sometimes when we have gone through something difficult, whether relatively recent or in our distant past, we learn to protect ourselves.
We build up walls and foundations so we may never feel that vulnerable again.
And we may appear mountain-like to others- solid structures, untouchable by the whims of life.

Yet, I drew this picture to show that even mountains are warmed by the sun’s light.
And those who may appear strong, who may be “healed” in their own mind or the mind’s of others, are not beyond the need to reach for light and love.

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Never shut yourself off completely. It is ok to need love, no matter how strong you feel you need to be.

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12 thoughts on “Giving Yourself Permission to Need Love

  1. Lovely Kimberly!! Both the art work and the words! Yes, we certainly all need Love, and I think it is also okay to ask for it. I asked my angels and God for love a long time back and I received big time! Now I just say that I need love, and I am embraced by this enormous powerful mother-love that just rocks me gently like a baby in a cradle :-) And if I am in need of some “human touch” then I just ask those who love me to take little extra care of me today, and most people actually feel very happy to give of themselves to others. So I don’t feel like I am giving them a burden, it is like giving them a present! :-) There is this quote from a lovely book that I felt like sharing after reading your post, it goes like this: “She had learned during the long years of childhood to live without love. To live without giving it seemed more than she could bear.” – A company of swans. It is a little sad, but I just feel that there is so much wisdom in it. I hope you are having the most wonderful love-filled day Kimberly!! Lots of love to you! :-)

  2. This has been hard for me…I have given so much, it is not a natural feeling for me to want to be loved….one of my deepest battles….I feel the need sometimes, but I suppress it-I guess out of habit of “flinching” …

  3. So True, yet a risk some are not willing to take. I dont think it’s a conscience decision, it’s more like self protection. Some have conditioned themselves to not “need” love from a past rejection or neglectful relationship. The worst is when a child has adopted this as a coping mechanism and carries it into their adult life. :(

  4. In my experience it’s though who appear to be as sturdy as a rock on the outside are often the neediest on the inside. They pretend they don’t need to be loved when in fact it takes more courage to reach out for love.
    Beautiful post Kimberly. x

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