I’ve realized that true freedom, at least for me, came when I realized that I am the only one responsible for my emotional well-being. I am the only one who can give true and complete approval to myself. I am the only one who can love myself the way I need to be loved. I am the only one who can provide myself with true happiness. I am the only one who truly knows if my behavior is compassionate and kind.
Of course, other people’s opinions and feelings matter when making decisions but, when it comes down to it, you only need to be true to yourself. Because, if you’re true to your Essence, your decisions will be filled with nothing but peace, joy and kindness for yourself and others.