This poem is called "The Invitation". It was written by Oriah Mountain Dreamer. Her first name coming to her in a dream and Mountain Dreamer given to her by a Shamanic Healer. She is not an Indian Elder nor is she an American Indian.
Making yourself a priority is not selfish it's an act of self-love. When you are real and honest it may piss some people off but frankly that's their problem. Getting to know yourself and learning to trust your intuition is so important.
Always take the high road. You may be stepped on, crushed and even heart broken but at least you can look yourself in the mirror everyday and say I did the right thing, and I'm not going hate myself for it.
Never depend on someone else to make you happy. Only God can make you happy! Create yourself a full, happy life, seeking God and finding hobbies and ways to express your gifts, and your man will be included in your happiness, a gift from God.