• Josie Coco

You cannot give from an empty cup

Day 58/366 days Towards Self-Mastery. Mood: content.

Reverence. What do you make of this concept? By definition, reverence means deep respect for someone or something.

Right off the bat I can tell you that my sense of self, my self-esteem was highjacked by rules around reverence to parents and adults in general, to religion, to teachers, to nuns and to priests. These people were to be respected no matter what.

Even when those people behaved inappropriately, were unfair, misunderstood, got it wrong, bullied, beat us, humiliated us, abused us, reverence or respect was not to be questioned. This of course has lead to serious problems of abuse and exploitation of children, which ultimately leads to all manner of mental health and emotional health problems in the adult population.

Today is about bringing reverence into your life. M