Moving cross country to a whole new life has quickly helped me to let things go. The questions in your head become simple.
Do I really need this?
Do I like it well enough to wrap it with care and carry it up a flight of stairs?
Will it have a place in my home?
Is it broken or worn out?
Is the sentimental value worth keeping it?
Will I miss it?
Then I took it a step further and examined the relationships that I am leaving behind. Moving away has prompted me to think about how I am going to continue those friendships that I have established over the years. We often have a mindset that once we meet someone and establish a friendship or relationship with them, we should continue that no matter what happens. I don’t have that traditional opinion. My belief is that relationships are transitional. People come into our lives with a purpose to teach us a lesson of some sort, help us grow spiritually, or to help us get through a stage of our own transitions. Some stay in our lives for a very long time. Some transition with us and keep their purpose even though it may evolve. Others will fade from our lives. Those relationships that have become stagnant, that are painfully hard to keep going with, that are no longer comfortable or complimentary to our lives, are the ones that we can let go of and move on. Maybe you don’t call or get together as often at first. Once you get together it is awkward and you can’t wait to get away.
Questions to ask yourself about your current relationships:
Do I need this?
Does it have a place in my life?
Is it healthy?
Does it serve a purpose?
Does it feel natural or comfortable?
Do I want to keep this person around or do I wish they would fade?
Is this person cruel to me?
Why do I have this relationship?
When I think about allowing some relationships to fade, I don’t find that I have a feeling of unease about letting go. I find that it feels natural to let things go their course and not to fight it without reason. No two are ever the same. If we find that we do want to continue the relationship we need to make the effort and invest time into it in order to make it healthy and happy.
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