My friend and I were discussing how our pain can cause us to hurt other people unintentionally. I believe this happens in everyone’s lives.
It is extremely frustrating to continue hurting a person when I never wanted to hurt anyone to begin with, much less someone I love. My behavior will always come from some place. If it isn’t my heart, it is probably coming from my emotions. If I have unmanaged conflict within myself, it will come out through my behavior toward others.
If I am not taking care of myself and remaining spiritually grounded, I find myself acting out of a place of pain. From that place come selfish behaviors that can hurt the ones around me. The ones who love me the most happen to be those people.
When I remember to give the condition of my heart priority, I begin to hurt less and help more.
Have a great week!