The sound of shackles

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Some people put chains on others. They play judges or police like they did when they were kids. They love the sound of shackles on the prisoners feet. It symbolizes their power and inflate their ego’s. These are the humans we see in the public when they throw a tantrum. It’s the men and women who grew up with a dark omnipotence. Some were protected too much. How do children react if they get no boundaries?

When kids grow up, they must navigate in a tough world: A world filled with rejections and disappointments. IS it strange that some of them start acting out? And is it possible for us to understand why they love the sound of shackles?

What would you do, if you grew into a world you didn’t understand? How would you survive when the privileged life you led, led to no frustration tolerance?

Abusives need power to not fall apart themselves. Understanding the need for power and the underlying vulnerability, is not easy. When their need for control and Power harm others, it costs to see it from their point of view. But I haven’t stopped trying yet.

The shackles around my feet have been heavy. I have blisters and bruises from walking and no energy left to get them off. But it doesn’t really matter, because I’m not afraid. Like an animal in a cage, I still have room to live and survive. And I will.

Shackles, I notice your weight around my legs, but I must tell you a secret. I will remove them, and no one can stop me.


4 thoughts on “The sound of shackles

    brokenbutbeingrepaired said:
    July 6, 2014 at 15:45

    beautiful post, Nina.

    ❤ *hugs you* 😉

      mirrorgirl responded:
      July 6, 2014 at 17:00

      Thank You love 🙂

    ashokbhatia said:
    July 6, 2014 at 20:54

    Well said!

    Andy said:
    August 4, 2014 at 16:50

    I enjoyed reading your process. if you don’t mind, I wanted to ad one of my articles which perhaps conveys some of what you are saying.

    At times I relate to any of my four kids with absolutes; however, my wife and I both work very hard at simply keeping the communication open in all things. That communication has always helped us in learning as well as helping our kids understand discovered boundaries. No two situations are the same and all family/individual dynamics are different, even in similar challenges. It would help if we as a society, when trying to help one another, would understand this.
    Keep up the good work.

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