There is a difference when we give up our need to be UNDERSTOOD and instead, choose to UNDERSTAND.

Sit with this for a moment. Can you feel the shift?

To have the need to be understood means we need the validation from someone else to give us the okay….that we are okay and ‘understood’. If we don’t get the validation, we can feel empty, conflicted, shamed, hurt, resentful.

Imagine for a moment that you give up the need to be understood for just this one time and instead, shift your mind to seeking to UNDERSTAND another human or situation. Give them the gift of YOU listening and feeling and your compassion and to try your very best to understand THEM.

Whoa! That feels so good.

I mean, what are you trying to accomplish by pushing to be understood anyway?

What are you missing from your heart that you need to be understood. What part of you needs to be understood?

One of the most painful things we can ever do is live our whole lives believing everything our mind tells us. Imagine battling our minds and our “truths” for all of our life….only to maybe one day realize it was just an illusion. Our past is gone. Long gone. And yet, our past stories still have stuck with us forever and cause us to suffer.

I hope you know that no matter what you have been through, or how many times you’ve been hurt, betrayed or let down, know you are loved. You are so worthy of love.

Your past did not break you, it made you wise.

Share as much detail as possible in your reply. Hundreds of incredible souls come here each week for insight and inspiration and your words may help someone else have a meaningful breakthrough. Thank you from the centre of my heart.

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Kelly Childs

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Kelly is the co-founder and co-owner (with her daughter Erinn) of the ever popular, Kelly's Bake Shoppe, where 1000's flock to on a weekly basis. She lives in downtown Burlington with her husband Ken. You can find Kelly developing new content and recipes, creating marketing content and building new business ideas with her daughter Erinn. They are now writing their 2nd cookbook that is due to come out in 2020.

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