You’re not special. Not for the reasons you think you are.
You aren’t special if you have known suffering and pain. If you’ve been wronged, made mistakes, or wanted to give up.
You are not alone.
If you’re like me, when I believe I’m special, I tend to isolate myself and disconnect from the people around me. Believing I’m special, makes me feel alone.
We need each other, we are never alone. Because we aren’t special in feeling pain.
There are people all around us that want to connect and listen. Find them.
You ARE special for one reason, find out why on this week’s episode.
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I feel like I isolate myself not because I feel special That is actually the last thing I think of myself, but because I feel ashamed and I feel like a burden or a drag. I was once told to stop always playing the victim, because I always told my story to whoever would listen, that then made me feel that I should be silent because apparently it looks like I am just whining and complaining and no fun to be around. So I ended up being confused on what to do and being silent for a time. I am in therapy now and I have started telling my story again but I can’t help but feel bad about telling it because that comment still has stayed with me. And I don’t know maybe the way I tell my story isn’t right and that’s why it comes across that whining poor me way, but my story isn’t over and I still have so much to work through. I totally agree that having people who listen to your story and have compassion on you makes it feel like you are not alone that there are people who care and understand and are willing to walk on your journey with you even if it’s just for a short time.
I felt like this was so good for me to hear. I hadn’t realized how much I was telling myself, "Oh poor me." I knew others were suffering in their own ways, but I’m realizing now, how I had been thinking of myself as maybe a special case, a case of suffering that others likely didn’t understand. Thank you for reminding me of this truth, Julie! I really appreciate it!