Ways We Abandon Ourselves

Lillie Duncan The Lumen Room

“We abandon ourselves when we turn away from what is good for our hearts and what is good for the growth of our eternal souls. We abandon ourselves when we are easily swayed by mass opinion instead of being firm in our own truths. We abandon ourselves when we compare our weakness to another's strengths and vice versa. We abandon ourselves when we hold unrealistic expectations and standards. We abandon ourselves when we don’t take the time to look inward. We abandon ourselves when we don’t speak our needs and don’t speak our truths. We abandon ourselves when we continually make homes in other people and not in ourselves.
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When we abandon ourselves we ultimately abandon the call on our life. The truth is you and I are part of a bigger story. We were created perfectly for a GOOD so much greater than we can imagine so when we abandon ourselves we abandon our story and everyone else, too.
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The invitation is to embody WHO YOU ARE, your true self. If you don’t know who you are yet, or even if you simply forgot, just take one small step and begin the conversation within.”

Lillie Duncan