Thursday, July 9, 2015

Nothing is tying me down

I was listening to a program on radio recently  ( it was on handling rejections and moving past hurts) and the guest made a statement that caught me.
 She said : if you hold someone down to the ground and don't let the person go,you are actually also holding yourself down. 
A picture of these traditional wrestlers as they try to pin their opponents to the ground came to mind( lol I wonder why)  as I turned the statement over and over in my mind. 


I have had to move on from a number of rejection and hurts and most times it had been a slow process for me..i guess am wired that way. 
But hearing this,i just felt like someone with a refractive error given the perfect lens to look through. It all seemed so clear and easy!! 
Like how come I had never looked at moving on in this light before!  

Over time I've learnt how  to move past hurt feelings but this has just given me more clarity. 
No more  slumming down there with anyone who tries to keep me down.
Siki'oforiye! (No time!) 

Peace and Love. 


  1. Interesting thoughts and that quote sums its all pretty good. Best wishes!

  2. There's an igbo proverb that says the same thing, my mum says it all the time so I guess I learned that pretty early. Letting go of hurt can be hard but I think we'll be better for it. Interesting blog you have here.

    1. Yes dear, Letting go of hurt leaves us in a better place.
      Thanks for stopping by hun.

  3. Hey Tamie,
    You won my birthday giveaway (the patterned throw pillow) and i would like to know how to reach you to get it delivered
    I pray you live in Lagos


  4. I forgot to comment on the post. Yea on the other side, it is also said "Whoever that is trying to bring you down is already below you"

    1. Abi oh! That's another view. Nice one.

  5. Very interesting quote Tamie. There is a lot of truth to that when we really think about it.

  6. Nice post Tamie.
    A lot of valuable time and energy is wasted when we fail to let go of hurts.
    Thank God for grace to move past all of that.

  7. You aint lied babe. Letting go, moving on, forgiving... these things make life easier if we learn how to do them.


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