Putting others first, keeps you stuck and angry. One of our daughters showed me this meme that she found on Instagram.
I was deeply disturbed!
As a person that lives a Life of JOY, a teacher of joyful living, a spiritual healer, mother of 6 and a wife, I can honestly tell you that putting others first and yourself last, will NEVER bring you joy. EVER!
On occasion you may put another’s needs before your own in a complicated situation, but if you live this way on a regular basis you’ll become full of dis-ease.
Putting others first leaves you feeling sick, worn out, in pain, depressed, anxious, and fatigued. Ugh!!
You’ll also feel disconnected from Source Energy and most of all, you’ll feel like a victim. In essence, you’ll be pissed as hell that others aren’t as thoughtful or as considerate as you are.
Jesus was a great spiritual teacher that taught us to love.
We are love.
When someone tries to put Jesus first, they are lost in an illusion because we are what he is, LOVE, it’s already done.
Loving ourselves first, fills us up so that we can love others.
A codependent person often puts others first before themselves, because they hope others will put them first. When they don’t, you feel abandoned, betrayed, and deeply wounded.
The meme I’ve shared is a recipe of true unhappiness and poor health.
Jack and I live a service mission and the only way we can do that is by making sure we have what we need and want FIRST, so that we’re happy and energized. If we were to do our work tired and lethargic, waiting for others to take care of our needs, we would feel like crap and resent our life.
Make the decision to stop putting yourself last. Give it a try, you might like it!
Finding yourself in a pile on the floor wondering why someone’s not there to pick you up is the fastest indicator you’ve been putting yourself last.
Let’s love and have JOY by loving ourselves first.
1. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness.
“tears of joy”
synonyms: delight, great pleasure, joyfulness, jubilation, triumph, exultation, rejoicing, happiness, gladness, glee, exhilaration, exuberance, elation, euphoria, bliss
May you have joy today, tomorrow, and every day thereafter! Put yourself first!!
Love and Kisses,