12th September - Lying
I can break my habit of lying.
Today I will leave behind the web of unnecessary lies that has woven itself into the fabric of my life.
Lying was an integral part of my life as a child. I lied to my friends to hide my shame about my dysfunctional family. I lied to my parents to protect myself from their anger and disapproval. Worse, I learned to lie to myself about my childhood and my family.
Lying became a habit. Some lies were destructive to me as, one by one, I used them to build a fortress of denial. Some were simply unnecessary lies, born of habit.
Now I must break this habit, for it hinders my recovery. By accepting and telling the truth, I can free my inner child from the shame she/he feels for having been forced to lie to survive.
Today I will set myself free by being honest with others - and with myself.
Affirmations for the Inner Child - Rokelle Lerner