The broken cup

Too often, our focus is on how empty is our own cup.

Sometimes it takes a while before we realise that we’re not taking care of ourselves as we lose ourselves in our concern for others.

So we begin to focus on filling our cup so that the emotional fatigue can finally be overcome.

Sadly, we don’t stop to consider if we’re capable of filling our cup because we don’t realise that it may be broken.

Wounds from the past leave cracks and breaks in spaces that we hope others will mend, not realising that only we hold the key towards mending those cracks.

Sometimes, we don’t realise that someone we love may have a broken cup, and we exhaust ourselves in trying to fill their cup, believing ourselves to be inadequate in our efforts to make them feel loved enough to want to love us in return.

That’s why it’s important to heal before you try to find a home for your heart.

And equally important is the realisation that sometimes it’s not your inadequacy that makes it difficult for them to love you back, but rather their belief in not being worthy of your love that prevents them from embracing you.

Breathe, beloved…slow, rhythmic, deep breaths that fill those spaces left by the calloused hands that handled the most fragile parts of you.

Breathe. Be whole. And then return to love.

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