Monday Message:⁠ Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.⁠

Monday Message:⁠
Care about people's approval and you will be their prisoner.⁠
-Lao-tzu⁠

I had to read this a couple times to allow it to truly sink in.⁠

I know myself pretty well and am fairly comfortable in my own skin.⁠
I stand by my beliefs and don't feel pressured by trends or feel like I have to do what other people are doing but...⁠
I do find myself on occasion concerned with what other people think especially my kids and those closest to me.⁠

What I've discovered and what's expressed so simply in this quote, is that by being concerned with what others think of you or your choices makes your emotional state dependent on outside validation which can never be fully realized.⁠

Your choices and actions will likely never be ones that everyone in your life agrees with or approves so why not act from a place of inner strength and knowing...and not worry about what other people think?⁠

As long as you are happy and not harming anyone, you do you!!⁠
What do you think???⁠

We learn from one another.⁠
xo⁠
Amalia⁠

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