1995. Self-gratitude — Her Angelic Presence


She loves others and is grateful for some. She fails to appreciate, love, and be grateful enough for herself. She envies the best in others, but fails to look for and find it in herself. Internal pressures cause it. It seems unfortunate, but it’s not. It’s a natural defense against overextending herself. It prevents female expressions of dominance that can be rightfully claimed by the natural superiority of her sex, but which inevitably run into the superior and thus highly respected physical strength of males. In short, her naturally enforced accommodation with her nature helps bring balance to mating.

That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love yourself more, but that you should love yourself specifically for your superior qualities and abilities and not your desire to impose your will on others. See the difference? You benefit when your superior spirit and admirable character float in the view of others without demanding they do your bidding. They see your participation in their lives as so routinely important that you’re neither questioned nor challenged. Your presence is enough to cause self-gratitude to grow in the hearts of family members, but the taproot is your own self-gratitude.

Always deserving of more affection than you receive, you’re needful of a strong sense of importance more than affection. You make yourself important and leave to others to sense the need to show you affection. It enables you to live with the A.D.D that afflicts both you and your man. Nevertheless, with almost angelic composure, low expectations for yourself enable you to set and dominate the values, standards, and expectations of home and family. In that lays practical confirmation of the self-gratitude that you can absorb while privately seated before dresser mirror. And therein lays the reason for the poet’s claim, “The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” [William Ross Wallace]

 

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2 responses to “1995. Self-gratitude — Her Angelic Presence

  1. surfercajun

    poetry in motion, Guy.
    Thank you!

  2. Shanna

    Mr. Guy
    Whew….this one went over my head at times! I had to read it several times. Let me know I’m on the right track:

    ” Internal pressures cause it. It seems unfortunate, but it’s not. It’s a natural defense against overextending herself”. Competition and comparing ourselves to others causes us to devalue our natural abilities and wear ourselves down for approval.

    ” but that you should love yourself specifically for your superior qualities and abilities and not your desire to impose your will on others”. Love yourself because you deserve it, not because you want him to propose 😉

    ” You make yourself important and leave to others to sense the need to show you affection. It enables you to live with the A.D.D that afflicts both you and your man”. In other words, make yourself important through self gratitude and self respect and others will natrually want to offer praises, show affection, etc.

    ” Nevertheless, with almost angelic composure, low expectations for yourself enable you to set and dominate the values, standards, and expectations of home and family”. You’re saying stay low on the radar (don’t nag) and indirectly set the tone for your home and life because others don’t view you as an imposing force.

    Your Highness Shanna,
    Reading it several times slowed you enough to read your heart in those points, and you hit the nail every time. Well done, my dear. You are blessed so many ways.
    Guy

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