Other people’s expectations are not my responsibility unless I helped create them.

From Courage to Change: One Day at a Time in Al-Anon II

I’ve been mulling over this quote since I read it in one of my daily Al-Anon readings this past week. Over the past few years, I’ve been living with the words of my yoga teacher echoing in my head. That is, “to be true to yourself, you may have to disappoint other people.” Hmmm. But if I helped create an expectation? This pulls “responsibility” back into the picture once again.

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