Thank you for your question Moana – I’m sure a few others have wondered, so here goes…
I do it because Self is so important. And while I am running around ‘mermaiding’, Free hugging people, doing healing, writing, etc I am indulging my Self. My identity is coming back. I am free.
Society would have us blend in, conform, follow rules, it steals our identity, tells us that we are not to talk about ourselves, that we are not special, we shouldn’t hope for too much, stick to the grind, be on the treadmill, eat this, take these pills, listen to that….
Bugger that I say - too much herd of sheep mentality for me.
Like me – a few years ago when someone once asked what brought me joy? - they can’t answer.
(I cried because I forgot I was real and mattered, and I couldn’t answer the question.)
But - if you pull all that rubbish out and off with healing then…?
So I use a capital S because ‘Don’t be selfish’ is one of the most personally disabling statements you can make to someone. Including You.
Where is the nurturing and where is the love? – it all goes everywhere else.
Don't tell me it's easier - I will tell you it's toxic. Think about why and what you trade yourSelf for.
How bad would it be if you stood up for yourSelf? To you, and to others? What other people think of you is none of your business.
*duty takes people to other countries to blow each other up and is to be avoided at all costs...