We feel the freest when we dare to forget ourselves, not into oblivion, but into deeper awareness of self and of the world. When you forget your narcicissm, you are free to reflect, to love, to give, to understand where others are coming from, to hear God's voice.
The self-forgetfulness that Jesus talks about isn't to hate yourself. It's about knowing that you are truly, unconditionally loved. And THAT is why you are free to forget your selfish self. You won't let fleeting success, disapppointments or the world's applause change your heart. Your joy lies in your ability to receive God's love, freely given, and what is more, to realize that you are accountable for your choices and the life you live.
~ J a n i e ll e