“If you willingly choose to set aside your personal desires for the welfare of children, loved ones, or others, that can represent a spiritual act of self-sacrifice. But if you feel like a martyr, it’s time to take another look. Assuming too much responsibility for others deprives them of the lessons that arise from the choices they have made.
Those in pain deserve our compassion and support, but if we carry the weight for them, we rob them of their strength and self respect.”
From ‘The Laws of Spirit’ Dan Millman