that my emotional needs don't matter.
I grew up without a clear sense
of what made me happy or unhappy.
As I have begun to identify who I am today,
I have begun to heal.
I am learning to protect myself
from the negative emotions of others.
I have chosen to no longer
be the receptacle
for others unhappiness.
As I do this,
I also am learning to tend to
my own inner emotional life.
Regardless of the people or the circumstances around me,
I will keep guard
over the delicate inner
design of my emotions.
When threatened by attacks from without
or critical voices from within,
I will notice them
and restore them to peace
with positive affirmations.
I will create a center
within me today of emotional stability.