being shaped by others
Another Monday away, another poem -- this time a reading from Mark Nepo's stunning book of a year's daily reflections called The Book of Awakening -- for you.
Let others think whatever they may. They may be important in your life but they have to follow their path, and you must follow yours. Paths may overlap, or not. A lot or a little. That is as it should be since we share this world with each other and should strive to do so in harmony.
However, you must hear and heed your spirit's voice. Take the voice within seriously. Notice what moves you. Find your center. Find your "real."