We seek approval.

(See here and here and here and here.)

We often seek approval at the expense of connection:

More importantly, we disconnect from the real Self when we seek approval.

Good news! We don’t need to seek approval. We can give it to ourselves.

We don’t need approval from others. It comes from within.

We do need others for connection.
When we connect with another real Self, it reminds us of who we are.
We need other people for connection and support. We can’t connect in isolation.

Approval is a one-time gift that most people don’t really have the right to give us.

Connection is a free thing, ongoing. Anybody can give it to anybody else. No prerequisites.

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April 19, 2017