“One thing I have learned with certainty is not to stand in connection with those who diminish me. This is particularly difficult when family is involved, because we have a vested interest in perpetuating the family system for all kinds of reasons.
I don’t believe one should endure abuse no matter how attached they are to an idea of family. There are many families waiting for us just outside our habitual awareness. We are not responsible for those who diminish us. We really have to get that. We can be compassionate and we can certainly understand where their abusiveness comes from, but understanding the origins does not mean we have to endure it. It’s not our cross to bear.”
Written by Jeff Brown in his book, Love it Forward. It speaks to me. How about you?