Living Based on My Inherent Worth vs. People’s Opinions

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Today we are talking about one of the most difficult but universal tendencies we experience—people-pleasing.

Our guest is Megan Weinstein, of Chicago, who shares about her journey practicing Buddhism and how chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo helped her identify and tackle the feelings that, for too long, led her to live her life based on other people’s opinions.

For anyone who has ever felt like they are supposed to show up in a certain way, rather than as your true precious self, this episode is for you.

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Cheat Sheet

3:43 Megan’s first breakthrough from practicing Buddhism

8:36 The need to please everyone in her environment

19:31 A Buddhist friend gives Megan advice

21:42 Rooting out the need for validation through chanting Nam-myoho-renge-kyo

32:46 Caring for others while caring for herself

35:00 Everything starts to change

46:53 Advice for those just starting to give Buddhism a try


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