April 3, 2018
Demands made upon other people for too much attention, protection, and love can only invite inner pain and anxiety . . . .
Uncovering our needs for approval can be life-changing.
I didn't think approval should rank as a character defect ( a negative) . I wanted to think of it more as a positive (that is, the desire to please people). Over time it is quickly pointed out that this "need" can be very crippling. Today I still enjoy getting the approval of others, but I am not willing to pay the price I used to pay to get it. I will not bend myself into a pretzel to get others to like me or try to make everyone happy all the time. If I get your approval, that's wonderful ; but if I don't, I will survive without it. I am responsible for speaking what I perceive to be the truth, not what I think others may want to hear or need to make them happy. We are all responsible for our own happiness.
Constantly needing to please others, leads to a decrease in our health ( mental health/ and physical health).
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Enjoy another beautiful day on planet earth… ~ Jo
8/11/2018 06:38:53 am
Always embrace who you are. There is no other person who will know and accept your personality more than yourself. So if you know that you are crazy that there's a little weirdness that you have inside you, embrace and be proud of it. The moment you will become the happiest is the moment when you start accepting everything about yourself. I know that it's not an easy task and some people might be struggling about this. But if we will have a change of perspective, of course everything would be possible!
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