We cannot allow ourselves to become pawns of those who desire to manipulate us, regardless of their connection to us, be it familiar, or intimate. The only loyalty that matters is loyalty to self. We must become familiar with ourselves, and build a relationship with ourselves. Money, tears, threats are some of the ploys in the playbook of the detractors in our lives. Life is short so we have to cast out all distractions and become one with who we are, a conscious, feeling, humane being.
© Norma Bobb-Semple 2020