Have you ever considered the importance of personal boundaries? At my favorite yoga studio we are talking about self-care this month
I thought I knew what that meant.
I exercise, eat reasonably well, try to get enough sleep, etc. but it wasn't until I started getting picky about my personal space that I was able to take care of myself for real. I am not talking about judgmentally walking away from those in need or storming out of the room during a conflict.
For me boundaries are more about choosing to love certain people from a safe distance... to wish them well and not engage... to avoid taking ownership of drama that I didn't create.
On a good day I can see a conflict that doesn't concern me and recognize that it isn't mine to worry about or try to solve. A day when that happens is a day when I know peace.
It's not apathy or being cold.
My heart is kind.
It's just an honest realization of my limitations as a human being.
Now I will leave the windmill slaying to Don Quixote, having worn out my sword over the course of many, many years.
A wise but anonymous person said it best.
You don't have to come to every fight you are invited to.
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