Love ≠ sacrificing one’s own well being in service to another.
Love ≠ swallowing your own truth in an effort to make someone else feel more comfortable.
Love ≠ giving anyone permission to make you feel bad, guilty, inadequate, or uncomfortable.
I’m learning these things as I go…. my head always knew them but my heart did not.
My most recent insight about love and compassion my friend taught me the other day: I can stand up for myself AND be conscious and loving. I can BE angry even… and still be conscious and loving. Wow…. I never knew that was ok.
Love = taking a stand for myself AND still extending loving kindness to others.
My deep gratitude to those of you who keep teaching me, showing me and believing in me.