‘I need a hug’ made me smile and lifted my spirits immediately. It got me thinking about all the other people who might need a hug.
There’s nothing like a hug from a real person, but that’s not always possible.
Maybe how I hug my inner-self could help them to hug their inner-selves too.
Knowing that my reactions come from within me doesn’t negate my feeling sad, mad or downright grumpy at times.
Let’s face it, there’s enough going on in the world to activate any of those feelings at any given time.
I know those feelings will pass if I leave them to wend their way through my sub-consciousness without owning them.
I also know that, whilst they’re passing through, sometimes I just need a hug to make me smile again.
I realised that when I feel sad I tend to retreat into myself. I build a defensive wall deep inside of me where nothing, and/or no-one, can make me sad, mad or grumpy again.