Right on Froggy,
We rob ourselves by not letting love into our lives. We will make this right. We will discontinue our tendency to shut ourselves down to the ones who truly care about us. Its hard, but we know that it only hurts us to shut down to everyone. That allows the damage that our abusers did to us to spread. My perspective, is, if we open up to others, it is out of defiance of those who abused us. They wanted us to isolate ourselves in order to protect them. You open up, that is one more thing that destroys their power over us. Do what you do my friend and be proud. Once again, it takes courage to do that but I'm sure you and the rest of us in the MS forum are no strangers to courage. You have my full support.
Truth is the very reason we strive to live. It surrounds and resides within us. Accepting the truths we already know and seeking out those we do not is a direct path to inner balance and joy. For life is not a means to an end, but a journey. Life comes and goes but the truth will always live on.