Blogger Seth Godin states:
“We can choose to define ourselves (our smarts, our brand, our character) on who rejects us. Or we can choose to focus on those that care enough to think we matter. Carrying around a list of everyone who thinks you’re not good enough is exhausting.”
Our Own Very Precious Selves
Amen to the exhaustion, yet I would take it a step further and go deeper…go to the core. For in the beginning, middle and end, the only one that can provide the safety, love and reassurance we need and want is our own very precious selves. The only one who is always here for us is our own very precious selves.
Meditation is the way to shift from object-referred, or needing others to approve of us, to self-referral, or approving of self by self. For when our sense of approval is determined exteriorly, we can never fully step into our authenticity, and happiness will never fully blossom.