“When your actions are motivated by fear, you prevent yourself from moving forward and achieving your dreams. You do not allow the universe to support you in reaching your highest potential and your true purpose in life. You allow your fear to stop you from pursuing your life’s work. Your path becomes narrow, your life becomes more difficult, and what you fear manifests in your reality.
Acts of obligation are motivated by fear and not for the highest good of all. When you act out of obligation you do not honor your own value. Obligation is the opposite of freedom and not a wise choice. When you feel obligated to do things for others, you are not being kind to yourself or others. Obligation creates pain and lowers your energy, vitality and well being. Obligation is motivated by seeking approval from others. When you feel obligated to do things for your family members, you set an example to your children that it is their obligation, as well, to do thing for you and others. When you feel obligated to have sex with your partner, it can be very devastating to your own physical, mental and emotional well being. You have free will to say, “No.” Let go of any obligation you might feel towards yourself, your family, your friends, etc., and act with love and compassion. Know that your only obligation is to act on your inner guidance, which is inspired by love, compassion and joy.”
Ping Li, in “Awakening”
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