“The degree to which you feel responsible for other peoples’ happiness is the degree to which they can pull on you and take from you. They can only use guilt and manipulation because you allow them to by believing you owe them something. If you turn over responsibility for their lives to them, you won’t feel so uncomfortable.
You can say to yourself, “only they can make themselves powerful, can create good feelings, give to themselves,” and then you will no longer feel exhausted by communication with them. They can only pull on you when you feel that they can, when you allow them to take from you because you feel you don’t deserve to be left alone.”
Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”
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