Afraid as a child. Still I am afraid. On edge as a child. Still I am on edge. Powerless. Scolded. Emotionally neglected. I grew. To scold and neglect myself. No other example to follow. But slowly I wake up to take responsibility. I give myself now the nurturing that I have always deserved. It is not the lack of nurturing from the past that makes me suffer now, but the self nurturing I deny myself of in the present.
by Rita Loyd