The Importance of Boundaries
In the physical world, boundaries are easy to see, and they give the message: THIS IS WHERE MY PROPERTY BEGINS. The owner of the property is responsible for their area.
Just as property owners set physical boundaries, we need to set mental, physical, emotional and spiritual boundaries for our lives to help us distinguish what is our responsibility and what isn’t.
A variety of things, including past hurts, poor models, and misunderstood teachings, result in weak boundaries or in boundaries that don’t exist at all.
Boundaries define what is me and what is not me.
It is about both upholding our own boundaries and respecting those of others.
What are boundaries?
Think about a time when someone did not honour a boundary you set. What prevents you from keeping your boundaries strong?
Now consider the boundaries from the opposite perspective. What will you do to be more respectful of the boundaries of other people?