I think I’m going to continue sharing a thought or saying each day as it reflects on things I have seen or felt during my life. Yesterday we were talking about bullying and the effect others can have on you and your journey in this world. While not exactly the same the sayings I’ve picked for today do take the idea of questioning ourselves based on the opinion of others just a little further.
Our lives can be spent answering to those who will always view us as damaged, unworthy or less in an effort to convince them, and by default ourselves, that we matter and deserve respect. Or it can be spent living it. You cannot do both and have a life that gives you joy or has meaning.
It takes courage to ignore the snide remarks of others who would chain you to them with words of humiliation and accusations of selfishness. It is not selfish to live your life, it is selfish to waste that which you have been given for fear of disappointing those who will never acknowledge your worth.
The pictures are thanks to Spiritualer.