“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose - and commit myself to - what is best for me.” (Paul Coelho)
This is so often a challenging truth to live into, isn’t it? First, perceiving what’s best for you and then actually making a commitment to it.
It seems like many of us can be easily swayed from our choice to listen to ourselves and give ourselves what we most deeply want. This is especially common when you’ve been on a lifelong path of being committed, primarily, to caring and DOING for others. Shifting this “others first” energy can be tough.
If you come from a background of being a caretaker (I sure do), is it a struggle for you to clearly hear what you want and what’s best for you?
If you’ve transitioned away from some of your caretaker commitments (the ones that work against your own welfare), how did this happen for you? Did you practice intentionally stepping into more faithful self-care?