Where do we find the balance between caring for someone and caring too much? Somehow in our culture we have learned that self deprivation or self sacrifice is the “right” way and taking care of ourselves or putting ourselves first is “wrong” or selfish… Somehow we want someone to recognize our martyrdom and fulfill us, but it doesn’t work that way.. We believe if we need, expect or ask for nothing it will miraculously appear. This is completely wrong, our belief system gone haywire. We help and protect no one by not being true to ourselves or honoring our truth. We need to learn to take care of ourselves, ask for what we want and need, but most importantly learn to fulfill ourselves. What is haywire is we deprive ourselves and expect “something” or “someone” else to fulfill us blaming everything outside of us for our feelings of injustice, pain, suffering and lack of that we experience… this vicious cycle keeps us angry, neglected and deprived. We must understand our own needs, what we want and take responsibility to meet those needs, not expect someone else or something else to come and do it.. This becomes the restoration of balance between caring too much and caring for yourself.. © Jodi Healy
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