Many of us, as we were growing up, learned to ignore our inner experience and instead we learned to focus on others.
Our ego wounded self-learned to tune into what others were feeling in the hopes of having control over feeling safe.
Where you put your focus depends upon on what you believe makes you feel happy and safe. If you believe that your happiness and safety come from others liking you, connecting with you, approving of you, loving you, or spending time with you, then your focus is likely to be on others.
If you believe that your happiness and safety come from connecting with yourself and with your higher guidance, and from approving of yourself, defining your own worth, spending time with yourself, taking loving action for yourself, and sharing your love and caring with others, then your focus is likely to be within. In other words, if you believe your happiness and safety come from getting love, your focus will be on others.
If you believe your happiness and safety come from being loving with yourself and others, your focus will be within.
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