Dorinda D.

Dorinda D.
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Orlando, Florida, United States
Birthday
May 20
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I teach writing at several universities. My two daughters are seven and 18. I adore my children, have trouble raising them, and you will read more about them than you care to. I am a professional cancer survivor. There is a lot more that I don't know than I do know.

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Salon.com
FEBRUARY 22, 2012 8:02AM

CALL ME MARTIN LUTHER. THIS IS MY DOOR. YOU CAN'T HURT ME.

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It has taken me a long time to learn how to avoid putting up with abusive people in my life.  I am happy.  I have work I like and am paid to do.  I have wonderful children.  I have many loving friends.  I am learning at 50 what I should have had the privilege to learn about love much younger in life.

 Then a gut punch from the past.  As hateful and vindictive a gut punch as could ever be thrown to hurt me.  Made me feel the sadness and fear in which I lived much of my life until five years ago for a day or so.

I am not sad now. I am not afraid. 

I am mad.

I remember hearing Thomas Wynn sing this song several times this summer.  Once with a female friend who has had similar experiences.  She and I sang this song so loudly and so emphatically along with Thomas Wynn that it made my boyfriend somewhat worried.

So to that person in the past attempting to raise that fear from the dead. 

You can't hurt me.

 I won't let you.

NO MORE.

You Can't Hurt Me (Live)

Valentine a week late for the threat from the dead these five years.

These are your deficiencies. 

Call it your tribunal.

Emotional Abuse

Insulted me and used put downs.

Called me names

Attempted to make me feel crazy

Humiliated me with words or gestures

Attempted to make me  feel guilty

Verbally raged at me.

  

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A powerful song and the joy of knowing you can be happy again.
I read a book in 2002 that changed my life. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz, the words that helped me to find awareness were something like this. "You will only take as much abuse from someone else as you give yourself. When the other person does or says one thing more than you would do or say to yourself, you will walk away." I listened to that audio book as I walked every day, I finally realized what it meant and started the quest to never abuse myself again.
Beautiful lesson.
rated with love