This path of self-discovery is not always perfect, and quite often, not easy…and at times, it is a most horrible…relief, yet, we are supported by the limits we set, that actually opened more space to breathe. These truths…our truths, comfort us, as we allow our self to see, just how far we have traveled ON OUR OWN, once we set limits and boundaries within our life.
There is no angst that builds fine boundaries, there is simply Love for self and respect for all, that creates these limits and from that love, one’s own truths and needs are realized.
“Boundaries emerge from deep within. They are connected to letting go of guilt and shame, and to changing our beliefs about what we deserve. As our thinking about this becomes clearer, so will our boundaries. Boundaries are also connected to a Higher Timing than our own. We’ll set a limit when we’re ready, and not a moment before. So will others. There’s something magical about reaching that point of becoming ready to set a limit. We know we mean what we say; others take us seriously too. Things change, not because we’re controlling others, but because we’ve changed.”
― Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go: Hazelden Meditation Series