A commitment to an inner journey requires willingness. If you are mired in anger and stuck in shame, blame, depression and apathy, you are in pain. Willingness means you are committed to addressing these feelings head on. When you reach this place of willingness it is important to have a guide along on your journey. A therapist, counselor or coach to be your ally in the process. It does not mean you cannot heal yourself by yourself, but it is much harder and you deserve to have this support. Are you ready? So many Target Parents get caught in the drama that is continually created by the alienating parent. This is how you are 'hooked' or 'triggered' by them. The real challenge is learning how to pay attention to when this is happening and stop it in it's tracks. It is my experience that highly sensitive and reactive people get hooked by narcissistic personalities and this dynamic is the 'perfect storm' for the parental alienation dynamic to emerge. It is of utmost importance that Target Parents learn the art of objectivity, pro-active communication skill building.
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"So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home." (Tecumseh).
Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.
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