Living authentically and honoring yourself may involve making decisions others judge or disapprove of.
What if you let them have opinions and judgments?
What if you let them not understand your decisions?
What if you let them think whatever they are thinking?
What if you let them be confused?
Others have the right to think, judge, and believe whatever they want. You can’t change that.
The need to change people’s opinions of us and gain their approval is a futile task. And it simply doesn’t matter.
What matters is whether you will allow yourself to live your truth even if others don’t understand it or judge it.
The only person who’s permission, understanding, and approval you need, is you.