“I will not hurt myself again today.”
Today’s statement equates holding on to a fixed notion of how someone else should behave with hurting self. That link might not be immediately clear to everyone.
While there is a time of assertion, of proclaiming to the world and to self who you are, and of standing for what you feel is worthwhile, there will come a time that your self-concept will transcend your previous opposition to how things appear in the images in the world. Then your proclamation of your true nature is about letting go of all internal hindrances that would impede freedom for all.