Whose life are you living?
Are you following the well-meaning advice of everyone around you or are you listening to your intuition and desires?
Of course we all want to please others – one of the most human needs is to feel heard, seen, and validated. We all want to be liked and understood. And that’s okay.
Unfortunately, when you try to please everyone you will never succeed, as the below story illustrates.
Even more importantly, when you live your life by making decisions about how you think others will perceive you or judge you, you give away all of your power and happiness. Only you know the right decision for you.
Thank the people around you for their kindness and for loving you so much that they are trying to help you do the right thing (sometimes this is best done silently!). Then tune into your heart and sense what your soul knows about the decisions to make in life. If you feel any discord, then you know that you are moving away from your true calling and desires. If you feel any relief or ease, then you know that is a step in the right direction. Trust your emotions – they are your internal guidance system.