I value the relationships I have in my life. Each one is a sacred gift.
I’m fortunate to have a solid core of friends who I consider brothers and sisters.We don’t need to share blood to know that we are family.
As time passes like-minded acquaintances evolve into close friends, because you discover that you share a similar mission and purpose in life. We also discover that certain friendships and even certain family relationships are no longer serving, but hurting us. It’s not that you love them less or wish harm upon, but our authentic self cannot shine around them.Its physically and emotionally taxing to constantly shield ourselves from their toxicity.
The beauty of any relationship worth maintaining is that you bask in each others glow. A healthy symbiotic relationship typically results in the birth of a better version of both individuals.
We can’t choose our family, but we can choose who we surround ourselves with. I would rather maintain a healthy relationship with a cold blooded snake than a cuddly lap dog who lets you pet him, but has a history of constantly biting you.
Life is too brief to short change yourself and vibrate at a lower level set by someone else’s standards. Walk alone for as long as it takes and alleviate yourself of all the extra baggage. You are going to need both hands to embrace the new relationship opportunities that are laying ahead of your path.
Also published on Medium.