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Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.

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· Tend To Your Garden Within

· How Do you Numb Yourself?

· Dark Night of the Soul

· I Will Not Abandon You!

· Joy & Sorrow

· Taking Responsibility

· Facing Our Fear

· The Trouble With I Don't Know!

· Idiot! You Did it Again.

· Why You Want to Live a long Time?

· Expressing the Taboo

· Escape From intimacy

· Father I Need You

· Listening to You

· Joy & Sorrow

· Mirror of You and Me

· Welcome Home


· Longivity

· Expressing Deep Feelings

· Loyalty

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  Hard Shell
by Shervin Hojat, Ph.D.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Do not let the hard shell of your loved ones fool you



Do not let the hard shell of your loved ones fool you.


Within the hard shell

a soft heart is residing.


The hard shell was necessary to protect their heart.


Our loved ones have survived due to

the protection of their hard shell.


They have survived,

 but may have forgotten the identity of who they really are

and the potential(s) hidden within them.


With the hard shell

emotional hurts can be blocked.


Your parents may have trained you to be like them.


As a sign of their love

they taught you to protect yourself like

they protected themselves.


You may have a tough shell like they do

 and you may resent it.


Perhaps, as a child,

expressing your emotions

was like walking on egg shells.


The hardest words for you may be

“I love you”


“I love myself”.


Saying, “I love you”

may be a sign of weakness in your family.


Saying, “I love you”

may create a fear of an expectation that

you are not able

to live up to.


Saying, ”I love you”

may create emotions within you that

you do not know how to cope with.


Do not allow yourself to be distracted

by their short falls.

It is your ego’s way of protecting itself.


Your ego may allow you to compromise,

letting you say the magic words

 over the phone

with your eyes closed,

or via an email.


Start by doing something.


Intend to crack open the hard shell.


Crack open the hard shell with

“I love you”

“Thanks for being there for me”


“I understand.”


The hard shell is ready to be cracked open.


Use the magic words.


Hear the cracking sound of your own shell.


You have stopped perpetuating the hiding of your heart.


Be hopeful

to hear their hard shell to crack as well.


Copyright . 2010 by Shervin Hojat

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Reviewed by Connie Faust 3/20/2011
Valuable advice, and I think badly needed.
Reviewed by steve Chering 11/1/2010
You gotta be some kind of nut' not to get this
But yes. I do like it. Great work.

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  3. Mistress O The Bottle
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  5. The Crush
  6. You & I
  7. Unbalanced Relationship
  9. Thank You Baby For Loving Me
  10. X-Factor
  11. your pure white sands...
  12. Making Unfeigned Love
  13. Tears
  14. Momma's Boy
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  18. The Light on 83rd...
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