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Boundaries

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Those who respect your boundaries are true blessings indeed. Treasure them, for they are the ones whose unwavering presence and unconditional love will provide the wind under your wings when you most need to fly. They are the ones who will brace your fall when the struggles weigh heavy on your heart. They are the ones whose patience, compassion and gentleness allows you the freedom to choose. Their demands are minimal, their expectations few, they are life’s true blessings indeed.

In contrast, be wary of those who place unnecessary demands on your time. The ones who, when you tell them you are under the pump, or are attending to someone or something dear, or just need to take care of yourself – proceed to guilt trip or black mail you. The ones who remind you of the time they ‘did this’, or the time they ‘did that’, and speak of how you ‘owe’ them in return. They are the ones who prioritise their needs above your own, above your health, above your dreams and above your sanity. The gift that gives with the expectation of a hefty return, is no gift at all – but an investment. Yes. Be wary of those people indeed, for they are a true test of our boundaries and a drain on our health and resources.

Cherish those who allow you the gift of choice. Set boundaries for those who see you as a mere form of exchange.

In love and light,

Hayley

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8 thoughts on “Boundaries

    • Ahh hehe under the pump means bogged down or overworked! You’re right Deb – the feeling of guilt is felt by many! I think we feel guilty because we are raised with the belief that we mustn’t be selfish and we must put others before ourselves, however, we forget that in doing so, it’s necessary to fill our own cups first or we will have nothing to give…otherwise we give with an underlying sense of resentment and exhaustion at neglecting our own needs in the process. So healthy boundaries allow us to fill up our cups so they can willingly overspill to those we love with a sense of joy 💗 xx

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