You must be true to you. If you’re not, who will be? Today’s Daily Quote is from Joseph Campbell, the American writer and philosopher. He was born on March 26, 1904. He said the following:
The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
For today, be true to you. I’ll join you. I hope we all will join you. What are you doing that rubs you the wrong way every time you do it? Who do you have in your life that is making you crazy? What would your truth be in those situations? What would you do different if you could? Well, you can. Not only can you, but you must.
This lifetime is given to us so that we can experience life. Are you really living or are you existing? Are you living for yourself or for someone else? I’m not talking about the Mother who is taking her kids to their sports practices or games. I’m not talking about the Dad who takes overtime to pay for an unexpected expense. I’m not talking about the daughter who chooses part-time work after school instead of cheering so she can buy her own things to help with the family. I’m talking about the things that we do that we know are wrong for us, that we know are not good for our souls, or our psyches. I’m talking about stopping buy the liquor store and buying the bottle for the person you know is going to be drunk and making your life hell later in the day. I’m talking about giving someone money when you know they are going to buy drugs with it.
The privilege for that person is that they can choose to be who they are. They can choose to behave however they want to behave. You, however, can also choose what you want and need. Are the choices that you are making helping you be true to you and your own belief system? Or are they enabling someone in making your life less that fabulous? For today, pick the choices that you want to choose. No matter how hard it may feel later in the day or the week, stand on your own two. See how it feels. We’re all standing together. You are not alone.