“Do what you must, and your friends will adjust.” Robert Brault
I love this quote so much. When Don Theo was here, I asked him if I could really say no to things that didn’t feel right to me and he said, “Just say ‘This is not for me.’” Vernon Howard taught the same thing. We are brainwashed to go along with everybody’s program but ours. That’s why it is critical to leave society’s crazy ways. You can always go back, but with a deeper sense of self.
There are few things I must do and the same goes for you. You might make a list of things you have a right to say no to:
Social activities that have little meaning for you or would stress you out or drain your vital forces.
Charitable activities that do the same thing. As I wrote once, “Charity begins within.”
Activities that cost you money in the name of being generous. You don’t have to be generous with your time or money unless you are led to do so.
Trips with other people. They seldom work out.
Expensive meals that cost you more than just the money.
Any political or religious discussions that propel you into an emotional state.
By the time you get through with your list, you should be breathing easier. Now it is time to say “I choose to love myself” and mean it. The self you love is the Self, not the ego. And it requires you to give nothing but conscious love. Since this is not done in a day, it becomes your life’s work to say no to what does not serve you and yes to your own beloved Self. Anybody saying amen to that?