This is something that took me a while to fully understand. You can only meet people halfway. Being that I am a reformed people pleaser, I have learned that halfway is the only way. When we go beyond our half, we cross a line. Crossing this line takes us into some type of destructive behavior. It may be minor or major, but it will surly be destructive to some degree.
When we try and be responsible for what others do, it hurts us. It may even hurt them at times, too. We need to be in charge of our self, no one else, and that is enough. Actually, all that is ever required. You can feel it in your heart when you are crossing the line. It creates emotional pain and distress. Pay attention to those that cause you to feel distress because you will likely find that you have crossed that line; the line that if given full respect to and honored, will create peace and harmony.
This week do a personal survey and notice where the line is in your relationships. Pay attention to the ones that are creating pain and notice how you may be crossing the line. Step backwards and meet them only halfway. You will get some sense of relief, I guarantee! You will feel better because you are no longer taking responsibility for something that is beyond your control. You will be honoring yourself and doing what is best for all involved.
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- June Blunk
- June is an artist, writer, speaker and advocate for self-empowerment. In 1999, illness overcame her life. During her unwavering search for physical wellness, she stumbled upon the subject of emotional wellness. This discovery led her down a path of self-empowerment for which she will always be grateful. It opened the doorway to her heart. As a result, she has spent a great deal of the past fourteen years focusing on personal growth and self-help. June’s mission is to share what she has learned with other people to support them on their wondrous and sometimes rocky journey. She conducts workshops, writes and paints to share her passion and wisdom with her fellow advocates for self-empowerment.