Dealing With Personal Boundries
Loving yourself and others MUST include setting healthy boundaries. This is something we don’t learn in school and we absolutely should. Our culture is very much programmed to take on everyone’s energy, problems and trying to help and save everyone else, many times to our own detriment. Did you know that 98% of the problems you are trying to solve in your life aren’t actually yours? “I return to sender with love and consciousness” Is a great mantra to use when you realize the shit you are trying to heal isn't even yours. Imagine a world where everyone took 100% responsibility for their own life. This is where boundaries start. If you are going to blame someone for the bad in your life, you also have to give away credit for the good, until you take full responsibility for you! In a world where guilt tripping, feeling obligated to others and feeling drained by trying to keep everyone else happy, boundaries can truly save the day.
You can’t pour from an empty cup, and this is why SELF-LOVE is the selfish step necessary to become self-less. The only way to truly serve the most people and shine your brightest is for you to tap in and do the things that fill you up. That includes standing up for what you need. That includes making it clear when someone is treating you in a way that you decide is no longer acceptable. That includes having those difficult conversations with your loved ones to express how you feel and what you will accept from now on. You have to take back your power and then lovingly let the people around you know where that boundary now lies.