Mooji said, protect your peace. He said, it's not selfish. That has stuck with me.
I think many of us believe we have to engage with people and situations, even when we don't really want to, even when they make us unhappy. We may have been brought up to tolerate a lot of pain, so we continue to take it when we no longer have to.
It is a big deal to begin to take care of ourselves by protecting our peace, by starting to look at people and situations from the perspective of peace: is this taking my peace away or adding to my peace? Yet, I believe it's essential that we do that.
Being disturbed, ungrounded, confused, unhappy does nothing for us, anyone else or the planet. It has no value in itself -- except to alert us to something we need to change.
I think it's worthwhile making the effort to choose peace and be vigilant of that which takes it away.
This goes right along with "do what makes you happy." Many of us are engaged in doing things we believe we have to do that don't bring anything of value to our lives. It just keeps us stuck on that same note of dissatisfaction which does nothing for us, anyone else or the planet.
I think it's worth making the effort to consider if what we are doing is making us happy and if we really have to do it. Maybe we don't. Maybe there is a better way. Maybe if we had a choice, and usually we do, we can do that which makes us happy.
Protecting our peace and well being helps us and helps the world. Doing what makes us happy is good for us and for the world.