“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it” – Proverbs 4:23.
Be very careful on who and what you allow into the sacred space of your heart. Be kind and compassionate, but also set boundaries. Boundaries keep you safe from undue harm.
The beauty of taking responsibility for your own choices, is that you owe nobody an explanation.
You are the author of your own life.
You get to choose when you stay in a relationship, and when it’s best to leave.
You get to choose what is good for you now, what was good for you in the past, but is not anymore, and what is and always was toxic to your spirit.
Give yourself permission to immediately leave any situation that makes you uncomfortable. You do not need to justify your choices to others. When you live true to yourself, you become acutely attuned to your spirit. Follow the gentle soft whisper of your spirit.
Keep moving forward in life, loving and learning, and never forget … at any given moment, you are exactly where you should be, and (when you are doing your best) you are perfect just the way you are.
When Empathy meets Healthy Boundaries
“Don’t take anything personally. Nothing others do is because of you… When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements.
When I learned to embrace this truth, I found it easier to accept situations for what they were, to let go of any resentments, to offer grace and forgiveness to others, and to move on with my life in confidence.
Wish the other person well, gratefully take the lesson, then move on. No need to look back. Accept what is, and keep moving forward
For me, happiness did not come from changing myself. It came from finally accepting myself and allowing my own acceptance to be enough. I don’t need other people’s acceptance. I only need to accept myself.