That inner voice that once guided me, pointed me into the direction of myself; forcing me to redefine myself to myself, for, myself. I needed to understand who I truly was, beyond the goals and possessions; to understand my purpose, and why I am here on this earth.
When you don’t have a relationship with your whole self — an authentic, deep, intimate relationship — it’s easy to have external messages pose as your internal voice. Burying my emotional self seemed like a defense against getting hurt but in reality it left me exposed to every hurt possible. You can’t protect your boundaries when you don’t know what they are and you can’t define boundaries without knowing who you are.