“You never know the heart you have until you stop to run away from the real you”.
These are the lyrics to my song “A rose, a stone, my heart” from the first album I wrote, performed and recorded without a band.
Running away can be quite a survival mode pattern when you were growing up in an environment that gave you many opportunities to practise forgiving :-)
At least that’s how it was for me. And I have a lot of compassion for these parts of myself. I have learned over the years that these parts of myself hold a lot of treasures, gifts and talents within me that I have to value. And I think this is the same for all of us. We are pretty amazing beings.