The Price of Self Sacrifice Masking as True Love and how to get out of this vicious pattern. Teaching and Meditation by Shahin Jedian
Self sacrifice is a way we negate ourselves trying to earn our own or someone else's respect and care. We rescue someone else (i.e. take responsibility for them) by sacrificing our own needs, in the distorted effort to get our needs met. The myth is … “if I take good enough care of them now, they will take good care of me someday….”
Instead, we simply fail ourselves.
We fail to empower and nurture ourselves because we wrongly think that doing so is self centered or selfish and we want to be seen as selfless.