It is time to liberate yourself. Too often thoughts intrude during the day of should’s, have to’s, must’s…these overwhelming demands that we put on ourselves in the complete service and devotion to others. Yet when it comes to taking care of our own health and happiness we are called selfish and self involved. Yet this is a contradiction. How can someone take care of another human being if you aren’t doing the same for yourself?
Well how do you do this? Take time to meditate and be alone, to get to know yourself intimately. What are the things you need, what are the things you can compromise on, what are absolutes? Write them down. Write down career and life goals, and confirm with yourself what are the priorities you have in life. Next write down how to meet them. Once you have this done, you can see about those around you. Are there people in your life that do not support this higher you? Are there people in your life that drag you down instead of lift you up? Or are there those who support you completely? It is said that we are like the 5 people we surround ourselves with.
So liberation is the inspiration word. Liberate yourself from what society, families, friends tell you need to do, should do, and listen to yourself. Liberate yourself from obligation, and give yourself the freedom to be around those who serve this higher purpose in life. Give yourself the freedom of doing what is good for your soul, and this happiness will only enhance those around you.
Only by liberation, by letting go of what holds you back, can you trust your instincts and make the right decision for YOU. When you’re in that space, when you’ve made that connection with yourself you can only serve those you love better.