Good Morning: Tear Down Those Walls

“Before I built a wall I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.
~Robert Frost

Good morning!

Frost’s quote reminds us that whenever we build a wall, we not only keep something in, but we also keep something out. Have you ever built a wall in your life? Perhaps an emotional wall to avoid hurt in some area, or a wall around your confidence because you are scared to fail? Perhaps you’ve built a wall to keep away a certain type of person?

Building a wall is not easy–bricks and time are required. Removing a wall is also difficult. We would be smart to follow Frost’s advice and ,before building any more walls in our emotional or physical lives, make sure the wall serves a purpose we are willing to live with.

Your Turn:
Are there any walls you need to tear down this year to create room for personal growth?
Today’s Affirmation:
I release destructive patterns and put positive action in their place.
Reflection Questions:
What physical and emotional walls have you created in your life?  Which of these walls helped you?  Which hurt you?

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And as always, don’t forget to start your day with a heartfelt: “Something great is going to happen today… I can’t wait to see what it is!”

And when ending your day ask yourself: “What is one more thing I can do to make today matter?


Good Morning: Tear Down Those Walls — 1 Comment

  1. My wall was and still is (I’m working on it) an emotional wall. The false thinking here is if I can build this wall and keep people from getting too close, then I can’t be hurt by anyone again. The reason for my wall was the end of my 23 year marriage to a man I loved and still love after 16 years of divorce. Of course it is the man I married whom I still love….not the man he became. My trust in him was so complete that I could not believe he didn’t love me anymore. Of course hindsight is 20/20 and if I had had reason to look, I would have seen it coming. Anyway because of this wall, I have limited my ability to let people in. I am working on it with the help of an extremely good therapist after all these years and it is hard. It’s easy to build the wall, you just put it up as fast as you can thinking it will stop the hurt. Taking the wall down is so much harder because you have to examine each rock as you take it down.

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