I am a survivor of extremely severe ritualistic childhood abuse and sadistic systematic torture. Without God's intervention in my life I wouldn't be here - NOW is the time for me to tell MY story by speaking the TRUTH about MY life. I will be silenced no more! On this blog I share MY life, MY healing journey; helpful quotes/stuff I come across and MY thoughts along the way. The more I speak out the more liberated I am from the shame and trauma of the abuse. My broken wings are gradually being restored. This blog has helped me begin to get my voice back and documents the journey God is taking me on to heal me from the trauma and damage caused by that most appalling abuse.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

YOU ARE MY CHILD, Desmond Tutu

YOU ARE MY CHILD, MY BELOVED, WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED

STAND BESIDE ME AND SEE YOURSELF, BORROW MY EYES SO YOU CAN SEE PERFECTLY

When you look with my eyes then you will see that the wrong you have done and the good left undone; the words you have said that should not have been spoken; the words you should have spoken but left unsaid; the hurts you have caused, the help you’ve not given

ARE NOT THE WHOLE OF THE STORY OF YOU

You are not defined by what you did not achieve; your worth is not determined by success

You were priceless before you drew your first breath, beautiful before dress or artifice

GOOD AT THE CORE

And now is time for unveiling the goodness that is hidden behind the fear of failing

You shout down your impulse to kindness in case it is shunned, you suck in your smile, you smother your laughter; you hold back the hand that would help

You crush your indignation when you see people wronged or in pain

In case all you can do is not enough; in case you cannot fix the fault; in case you cannot soothe the searing; in case you cannot make it right

What does it matter if you do not make it right? What does it matter if your efforts move no mountains?

IT MATTERS NOT AT ALL

It only matters that you live the truth of you; it only matters that you push back the veil to let your goodness shine through; it only matters that you live as I have made you; it only matters that you are made for me

MADE LIKE ME

MADE FOR GOODNESS


Desmond Tutu; "Made for Goodness"

No comments: