A boundary is a personal property line that marks those things for which we are responsible. In other words, boundaries define who we are and who we are not. Boundaries impact all areas of our lives: Physical boundaries help us determine who may touch us and under what circumstances — Mental boundaries give us the freedom to have our own thoughts and opinions — Emotional boundaries help us to deal with our own emotions and disengage from the harmful, manipulative emotions of others –
Excerpt from Dr’s Cloud and Townsend-‘Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life‘
I often find in my work that the hurts that we carry many times come from violations of trust or crossing of boundaries, whether they are physical, emotional, mental or even spiritual. I found this book ‘Boundaries’ by Drs Cloud and Townsend to be very helpful in my own life. I often refer people to it when I work with them because it helps in the healing process.