Do not betray yourself. Do not disrespect yourself. The relationship you have with yourself is yours and yours alone. Do not allow other people to control your life. Your life is your life. Whether people like your life or not, do not betray yourself. Whether people like you or not, do not give up on yourself. Whether people want you to succeed or not, do not betray your life. Because you are who you are. You are not here to copy other people. You are here to live your own life, to enjoy your life.
Do not worry yourself about what other people are saying about you. They have no control over your life. You are the owner of your life. You are responsible for your life, for your actions. Do not separate yourself from your soul. Your soul needs you. Because the more you separate yourself from your soul, the less your life will work for you. You will find it really hard to find happiness. Why is that? Because you are not who you say you are.
No matter what, you should never betray yourself. Always be true to yourself. Always respect yourself, your life. If you are not honest with yourself, there can be no growth in your life. Because growth, real growth, starts with you. In the words of Theodore Parker, “Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect. Be true to your own mind and conscience, your heart and your soul. So only can you be true to God.” If you want to know God, if you want to know yourself, you must be honest with yourself.