Resolve to focus on what you know to be true. If anyone defined you, told you who you are, what you want, think, or feel, they were lying to you. You don’t have to prove they were wrong. In fact, trying to prove they were wrong, or trying to convince them they were wrong about you, diverts all your energy away from your own development, from rediscovering what is true about you. That is what counts. You count.
When you tell someone to stop defining you, you act from truth….
When you act on your truth, the universe supports you in such a way that sometimes obstacles are later seen as stepping-stones.
— Patricia Evans, Victory Over Verbal Abuse, p. 132
[Photo: Waterside Inn, Chincoteague, October 22, 2016]