Growing up in a dysfunctional family, for many years, my mind and soul instilled with nothing but hatred and self-pity. Wayne Dyer's 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace showed up in my life as I hit rock bottom, emotionally. I was done pretending. I was done being the porcupine when I feel threatened. I finally realized that the only way I can change the unhealthy environment around me was to transform the inner-self.
For the longest time, I have also resented my father for hurting our family physically and emotionally. Then it hit me...if love isn't in him, how can I expect to get it from him? Such a simple epiphany helped me to step back and give him the room he needs. The simple fact is no one can squeeze apple juice out of an orange, not even if we cut the orange into pieces. What we can do, however, is to leave the orange alone and perhaps we'll run into an apple sometime down the road.
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