“To say no to people – that’s wonderful; that’s part of waking up. Part of waking up is that you live your life as you see fit. And understand: That is NOT selfish. The selfish thing is to demand that someone else live their life as YOU see fit. That’s selfish. It is not selfish to live your life as you see fit. The selfishness lies in demanding that someone else live their life to suite your tastes, or your pride, or your profit, or your pleasure. That is truly selfish.”
Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”
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