'When we care very much for others, and spend our time and thoughts looking to their happiness and well-being, and when we consider others' opinions wiser and better than our own and become fearful if not following their directions, we cut ourselves off from our own knowing. While we are clogged with the needs and wants of some, and the often loving but restricting attitudes of others, there is no silent space in which to hear our own voice. Only I know what is right for me. Only you know what is right for you. Until we release the fear of judgment and the need for approval, and until we let go the belief that 'fixing' others is why we are here, we cannot know ourselves. Whose voice is in my head? Who is directing the path of my life? If I only hear the echos of the voices of others, I cannot hear the sweet whispers of the navigator of my own soul.'