Being selfish, traditionally means thinking only of ourselves, without regard for others. As adults we learn, being selfish is a childish, un-evolved trait. Because we have learned to think this way, we tend to feel guilty about focusing on ourselves. Some of us are masters at serving others first, to the point of leaving no energy for our own needs. Others of us ignore ourselves, focusing on outward aspects of life, rather than what is inside of us. In either case, we are not serving the needs of the Self.
When we are Spiritually Self-ish, to coin a phrase, we are not disregarding others, but we are tending to our energetic selves. This is something that many of us are re-learning. How is it that we forgot how to nurture ourselves, or did we ever learn? And why is paying attention to ourselves considered selfish? Of course, we cannot focus on ourselves every minute of the day, and ignore the rest of the world, but to be happy and grow spiritually, we must not ignore our own needs, both physical and energetic. Read more ›