“When I genuinely love I am extending myself, and when I am extending myself I am growing. The more I love, the longer I love, the larger I become. Genuine love is self-replenishing. The more I nurture the spiritual growth of others, the more my own spiritual growth is nurtured. I am a totally selfish human being. I never do something for somebody else but that I do it for myself. And as I grow through love, so grows my joy, ever more present, ever more constant.” ~ Scott Peck, The Road Less Traveled
“The reality is we often become our kindest, most ethical selves only by seeing what it feels like to be a selfish jackass first.” ~ Cheryl Strayed
…I get it.
Personal development time can feel selfish.
There are a lot of people who could use your help – both in the world and in your immediate circle of influence.
We’re talking about spouses, children, siblings, friends, relatives, neighbors, co-workers, and all of the less fortunate people in the world who aren’t getting their basic needs met.
And here you are thinking about spending some of that precious time… on yourself?
I mean, your time is limited and there is only so much help that you can provide in an ordinary day so you might as well devote as much of it as possible to others… right?
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