Sometimes you have to be selfish
to protect your progress.
I often sacrifice this to take care of other people’s feelings.
There are times when this is necessary.
As a father, as a son, as a friend.
And yet there are times when it’s more important for me to take care of my own needs.
Before the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body it takes what it needs to sustain itself.
For it cannot feed the body if it is malnourished!
When I honour and value my own self, I am nourishing myself.
I become more authentic.
It can be messy sometimes.
It may also lead to being judged.
WILL lead to being judged!!
When you take time for yourself there may be people who will get hurt and that is okay.
You do not have to save everyone from their pain.
You create your pain and they create theirs.
Don’t be an asshole,
but also don’t be a saviour!
Just be true to yourself.
That will require listening to your own heart in every moment.
Listen and be willing to follow.
Give yourself the love and support you need.
Only then can you be of real use to others
Only then can you offer your highest gifts to the world.
And I can tell you that the world needs your gifts!