Do You Seek People’s Approval?

How do you react when you think you need people’s love? Do you become a slave for their approval? Do you live an inauthentic life because you can’t bear the thought that they might disapprove of you? Do you try to figure out how they would like you to be, and then try to become that, like a chameleon? In fact, you never really get their love. You turn into someone you aren’t, and then when they say “I love you,” you can’t believe it, because they’re loving a facade. They’re loving someone who doesn’t even exist, the person you’re pretending to be. It’s difficult to seek other people’s love. It’s deadly. In seeking it, you lose what is genuine. This is the prison we create for ourselves as we seek what we already have.Byron Katie

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8 thoughts on “Do You Seek People’s Approval?”

  1. No matter how many times you reject a person, they just keep on insisting that they belong to each other even though I moved on with another person. Why kind of a person is he?

  2. Left people long time ago and moved on with my life. why are they still in my life? I deserve to live happily with out people.

  3. True and well said. We don’t need anybody’s approval to live our love and at the same time I want to live life free of this people. How can I get rid of them from my life?

  4. A reminds me of a long ago conversation we had…..

    “Change is good….just ask a butterfly.”

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