I did... My parents in their desire to teach me how to be a "good person" in the world, often corrected me and told me how I "should" be growing up -- what I should have said or done in such and such moment. I internalized that feedback as if there was a Life Manual to live by, and thus responded to life situations full of fear and uncertainty within myself. "Am I responding the right way? Am I doing the right thing?" That dynamic was really pronounced in romantic relationships or whenever making significant life decisions. I didn't trust myself to make the right decision, and often sought advice from others.
I also unconsciously projected the idea of the Life Manual outwardly, with expectations of others to "do the right thing".
"Just be yourself"...my Spirit whispered..."There is no set way to be in any situation, only Your way"...
When I really feel the Truth of that statement...there is such freedom... such empowerment... such stability and certainty from within. No confusion. Just steady, sure-footed action.
For years though, I didn't get the memo -- I didn't hear that Truth from all the fear and anxiety to make the 'right' choices clouding my space, creating interference from hearing my own inner voice.
It has been a journey to trust myself, to discern and listen to my inner voice, follow my intuition, and be okay with living my life moment-by-moment from an open-heart space... loosening the idea there is any 'right' or 'wrong' action, only what I choose to do in the moment... and it's all for growing and experiencing life on Earth, and what a beautiful unfolding.
With each situation, no matter how small, where you make your own decision from within, you are healing and balancing your Divine Masculine and Feminine... and reconnecting with the wholeness of You.