Do you ever do too much out of guilt, or because you are people pleasing? do you often lose yourself in the shuffle? spreading yourself way too thin? here's a great way to get off the guilt trip...
"In overcoming selfishness, we must differentiate between egoism on one hand and extreme altruism on the other. If we view all people as actors on the stage of life, we see the slaves of selfishness playing a pathetic role. But no less pathetic is the picture presented by the slaves of mistaken unselfishness. When someone sacrifices at too great an expense of personal welfare, that person is no longer a contributing factor to society. Instead he or she becomes a burden, actually contributing no more than a slave of greed. Eventually that person breaks down and has to be helped by those whom he helped to assist. Thus altruism improperly understood causes suffering".
*courtesy of Stein Chiropractic Center Newsletter Oct. 2010