Ostrich in the Bedroom is a heart-wrenching story that shows how one can overcome the many traumas of life. We all know about the pain of abuse, either through direct experience or by someone close to you. The pain caused by abuse can last a lifetime, but it doesn't have to. The secret to overcoming these events is forgiveness. Ricky Sharp's book is the story of coming to terms with the abuses of his life through the healing power of forgiveness. Forgiveness is the crucial answer to ultimate healing. This healing will bring peace to your mind, body, spirit and soul.
Ostrich in the Bedroom has been writing itself since day one of Ricky Sharp's life. A life of abandonment, abuse, anger and misuse, as well as emotional, spiritual, and physical pain, was Ricky's experience.
The behavior of the Ostrich is interesting. These large "flightless" birds have a distinctive appearance, with a long neck and legs; they also have the largest eyes of any land vertebrate. The powerfully long legs of the Ostrich can cover 10 to 16 feet in a single stride and reach speeds up to 45 m.p.h. Each of the two-toed feet has a long, sharp claw. When threatened, the ostrich will either try to hide by laying close to the ground, burying its head in the sand, or by simply running away. If cornered it will attack by kicking. One kick has been known to kill a lion, or a human.
This behavior is reminiscent of the abuse that victims experience or sustain.
Some people refuse to tackle a problem head on. Instead, they refuse to acknowledge their problems and pretend they don't exist in hopes that they will disappear. They "bury their heads in the sand" to hide from the truth, a truth that they refuse to face. They can become angry and lash out at those who try to help them, or simply run from the problems. These behaviors not only hurt the one abused, but also those loved ones who try to reach out and help them.
Have you been hurt by an Ostrich? Are you ready to confront that Ostrich so that you can begin the healing process and take back your life? Are you an Ostrich? If so, are you going to run?
Always strive to remember that it is not your fault that you were hurt, you have nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of.