REBLOG: Belonging

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In the book “The little prince” the fox asks the little prince to tame her. When she says “ if you tame me, then we shall need each other. “ – what she really feels is the need to belong to someone and someone to belong to her. To be a part of something more than ourselves is to belong. I would call belonging a part of feeling connected.   

Who do I belong to? And who belongs to me? Do I belong to myself first? Do I belong to a larger community or do I feel orphaned? Does our culture orphan us by forcing us to split out unwanted parts of ourselves? Why are these parts unwanted in the first place?

Not acknowledging parts of ourselves, especially the ones that are not approved by our society, our community, or even our parents is to create a split within…

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