This quote really resonates with me because it is short, sharp and to the point. “This above all; to thine own self be true”. In just a few words it reminds me that I am enough, and that I do not need to do anything to please someone else if it goes against what I believe, or what I want to do. I look at this quote regularly as it reminds me to check in with myself and ensure that I am being true to myself.
The amazing thing with the body is that it gives you warnings when you are about to betray yourself. It could be a tightening of the jaw, a fluttering of the stomach, short sharp breaths, a wave of anxiety, or just a small voice in your head. However your true self nudges you into taking the right action, the most important thing is that you can sense the nudge and you act upon it. This again will take practice but the results will be worth it.
Remember: Be yourself; be true to yourself; do not engage in self-deception.
I have started this blog to share my journey through narcissistic abuse and beyond, and to help others who may have been through similar experiences. I also wanted to share the things that have helped me to heal from codependency.
As a mother it became of paramount importance to me to ensure that unconscious generational patterns were not passed down to my children. Narcissism and codependency runs through my family of origin, and whilst I have learned that I cannot change the behaviour of others, I know that I can learn and improve myself daily and show up as an example to my children.
There is a wealth of information about narcissism and codependency and yet everyone has a unique story to tell. Other's that shared their stories, helped me to see that I was not alone in a toxic family, or an abusive relationship and I did not have to be the victim, I could reclaim my power and change my life around. My hope is to help others who may feel as though they are the victim, suffer from low self-esteem, or believe that someone else has power over them. It can sometimes be a small quote, or one blog post that resonates with someone and starts their healing journey.
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