Of course it’s easier to compromise. Of course the climb is steep. Of course,you can act like it doesn’t really matter. Of course you can continue to look the other way. Of course you can swallow those feelings. Of course you can act like it wasn’t said. Of course you can over give and under receive and make everything smooth and wonderful even though it doesn’t feel good at all. Or you could stop compromising and get honest with yourself about what you are doing and why you continue to betray yourself…
Of course you are giving. Of course you are loving. Of course you are self sacrificing but what about being true to that inner voice? Why do you insist on keeping quiet when so much around you is so inconsistent?
It doesn’t matter if they don’t like it. Why try to defend things you know are wrong? Why cover up that which needs to be evaluated? Why keep the peace when it would be better for everyone if the kitchen was just burned to the ground? Why nod yes when your feelings are screaming NO? Why remain silent when there is so much to say? Why laugh when you want to cry?
You are not here to be compromised, to buy into the lie that it just doesn’t matter. You are not here to be silenced or to be made anyone’s inferior. You are not here to be ignored, abused or manipulated and controlled not even for love. And you most definitely are not here to compromise your one incredible self and live small for the mere reason it won’t ruffle anyone’s feathers.
You are here to live the truth that is whispering inside of you. ..
Are you compromising?
Is that Compromise Or Betrayal?
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