“In your whole life nobody has ever abused you more than you have abused yourself. And the limit of your self-abuse is exactly the limit that you will tolerate from someone else.
If someone abuses you a little more than you abuse yourself, you will probably walk away from that person. But if someone abuses you a little less than you abuse yourself, you will probably stay in the relationship and tolerate endlessly.”
-Don Miguel Ruiz
I trust you.
I know you know how to get things done. How to engage yourself with the world and then retreat.
You can eat when you’re hungry and sleep when you’re tired. You know how to shower, clean up, and pay your bills on time.
You know how to say “no” and how to say “yes” and when to do both.
You can let the right people in and show the wrong people out.
You know how to ask for help. And company when you need it.
You know how to forgive yourself. Stand by yourself. Be close to the people you choose.
This is your adventure. Your life. You got this.
You’re in charge and I trust you.
As opposed to the Ego which can be called our False Self. Our True Self is our soul. Once discovered, our True Self can serve as an incredible reference point that is both within us and beyond us.
Our True Self knows that there is nowhere to go or get to, we are already at home. It doesn’t strive or reach, cling or grasp, it simply is.
If only we can find and embrace our soul, our True Self, we will stumble upon the utter freedom that has been around us and within us all along.