Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Other Side by Anita Marie Moscoso



I haven't come here to forgive the things others have done to me.

I've come here to forgive myself.

I walked through the ruined gates and murky waters and passed the ruined tombstones and and when I walk back out I'm going to leave behind every injury I've ever done to myself.

I need to lay it all to rest and move ahead.

So I'm going to forgive myself for all of those awful things I told myself over the years: I was stupid, ugly, worthless, dirty, a failure and a disgrace. Words and deeds more hateful and harmful then anything inflicted upon me by my worst enemy.

It's important that I forgive myself for making a life a chore, a task a sentence instead of the gift of adventure it was intended to be.

I've come here to forgive myself ... once upon a time my worst enemy.

I hope she will become my friend.

3 Comments:

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Imogen Crest said...

Very clear and powerful - free.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Lois said...

Anita.....I understand your feelings your story rings a bell for me....BUT....we have moved mountains and here we are ,we are so blessed and we are georgous
(Not Gorgons)...
Love Lois (Muse of the Sea) x

 
At 3:04 AM, Blogger Leonie Bryant said...

Here, here. I am guilty of these harsh criticisms of myself. Thanks for sharing Anita Marie

 

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