I let go of relationships of convenience, where people put you on hold, until you fit into their lives.
I let go of relationships which lack symbiosis, where I visit, and they make excuses for passing my home en route to see someone else.
I let go of relationships where I am not a priority, where careers and other people constantly come first.
I let go of relationships bound to outdated traditions, ones where innovative ways to interact are dismissed.
And when I let go, I allow for experiences aligned with who I am today.
I open space for new relationships to develop. Relationships where I have authentic discussions with friends about overall wellness—mental and physical.
I recognize friends who have been consistently present, those who communicate in multiple ways during varied times and those who’ve settled in for a lifetime of connection.
I embrace my sister, someone I’ve known for three years, but someone with whom interacting is as natural as breathing. A recent international trip solidified what I’ve always suspected; relationships are not hard.
I notice old friends reentering, reengaging, and recalibrating at just the right moment. Either I need them, or they need me right now.
I accept my cousin’s invitation to commune with her and her family post-Christmas in a different city and state. Her suggestion is timely.
When I let go, I allow myself to expand in newness.
And when I expand in newness, I’m no longer stagnant, resentful, or bitter. Instead, I am growing and evolving in self-awareness and self-love. In this state, I can begin accepting current circumstances, accepting that all relationships don’t last forever, not even if you wish upon a star and meditate on them during the new moon. Some connections are seasonal, and that’s okay.
Peace to everyone letting go of something this fall.
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