People you can connect with.


It’s easy to feel uncared for when people aren’t able to communicate and connect with you in the way you need. And it’s so hard not to internalize that silence as a reflection on your worth. But the truth is that the way other people operate is not about you. Most people are so caught up in their own responsibilities, struggles, and anxiety that the thought of asking someone else how they’re doing doesn’t even cross their mind. They aren’t inherently bad or uncaring — they’re just busy and self-focused. And that’s okay. It’s not evidence of some fundamental failing on your part. It doesn’t make you unlovable or invisible. It just means that those people aren’t very good at looking beyond their own world. But the fact that you are — that despite the darkness you feel, you have the ability to share your love and light with others — is a strength. Your work isn’t to change who you are; it’s to find people who are able to give you the connection you need. Because despite what you feel, you are not too much. You are not too sensitive or too needy. You are thoughtful and empathetic. You are compassionate and kind. And with or without anyone’s acknowledgment or affection, you are enough. – Daniell Koepke

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11 Comments

  1. Excellent. I remember a time when I felt like this & was in the wrong company. Took me lots of prayer and meditation to find myself <3 Thanks <3

  2. I can relate to this dilemma, for I am currently going through this with a couple of people. I know they are not mean or uncaring individuals, just a bit self-adsorbed/selfish, perhaps. Oh well, I am not here on earth to judge others, so I will have to learn to move on. Very difficult assignment.

  3. Sorry, but sometimes the one thinking others are self-absorbed are the ones who really are. This might be a good article for someone who is around the wrong people, but can be a crutch for someone who is not being honest with him or herself about what the real problem is.

  4. Thanks for this piece.In my world I stand all alone,souls pass by to have a relation with me when they are done with me they are done,whiles with me I make it my responsibility to protect them,care for and be the light shining through their darkness but all was for nothing.Even now I’m alone,No Hi No How . I have learned from this piece.Their just situations

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