~ Under the Skin of Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Boundaries ~

This week’s photo challenge invites us to explore the concept of Boundaries. In the past year I violated the personal boundaries of someone I love very much. Her reaction to my mistake turned into an equally egregious transgression of my boundaries. In order to restore balance in my life, I reevaluated and redefined my own boundaries — all invisible on the surface — but there nonetheless.

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Counselors and therapists often use metaphors to describe mental, emotional and spiritual concepts that are easier to understand using a physical or symbolic representation. Peeling off layers of an onion, for example, is often used to explain the process of self-discovery required to find inner strength and peace.

In my posts this week I will explore the topic of emotional boundaries.  Since it is an invisible periphery, the images used are meant to provide a metaphorical glimpse under the surface of being.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”

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7 Responses to ~ Under the Skin of Life ~ Weekly Photo Challenge ~ Boundaries ~

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Love the photo, love the message, love the self-analysis and admission of error. Powerful post Lindy

  2. judigoldberg says:

    i look forward to your thoughts.

  3. loved the interpretation. Powerful imagery

  4. Sabiscuit says:

    Lindy, this is lovely. It is a wonderful reflection on how we need to care for others so that we can care for ourselves. This issue of personal boundaries was something I wanted to explore for my interpretation of the challenge. My take is not the same but I thought that this emotional component is so important, especially for people who work and socialise online.

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