Nobody can really hurt you. They’re only giving you their observation and you are giving it meaning. But you get to decide what that meaning is.
Feeling afraid or unworthy? Allow that emotion to help you extract useful information that can guide you instead of turning it inward and terrorizing yourself.
Change is always fearful to the separated because they cannot conceive of it as a move towards healing. They always perceive it as a move toward further separation because separation was their first experience of change.
Comparing yourself to others only stunts your creative potential. Instead, follow your dreams for they are the hope of the future.
If you’re waiting for permission from someone else to be empowered, you’re never going to get there.